Teach me to fall safely!
November 6, 2010 2:45 AM Subscribe
I have poor balance, compromised 3D vision and tend to daydream a lot. Today, I suddenly found myself sprawled across the sidewalk, with many bruised and bleeding appendages. My first thought was of a friend who broke BOTH wrists in a similar situation - yes, I did "instinctively" use my hands as "brakes," and ended up getting cleaned up and patched up in the ER...but fortunately, no broken bones in my case. But this could have SO easily happened. I need to develop more useful instincts as regards falling, and also work on improving my balance. I've heard that martial arts training, in particular aikido, can be helpful. Am a bit hesitant to involve myself in something which might incur further injuries before consulting the hive-mind.