By default, call it instinct if you may, we humans avoid tension. We shy away from it instinctively, because it creates a level of discomfort. Often, it can hurt. Yet we are perversely and ironically attracted to it as well.
And then, there are those of us, call it the 1% or 5%, who show that you can use tension to create a level of mastery. The internal process is hidden, like a powerful secret, but all boiled down, it is their ability to weave tension, rather than let tension get the better of them.