[sound on 🎶- CRUNK by noahpulse] - this week was straight 💩(see 3 posts back), so I decided in open training to condition and work on moves that made me feel strong. 💪🏽 You can bet I celebrated in my dang victories because I freakin deserve it. #selfcare#dontcare#howYourGirlDealsWithGrief
▪️this was actually my first time ever attempting a #planche . I felt strong enough (& crazy enough) so here are my 3 attempts. Yes, I did a freakin jig 💃🏻 in my head as I tried to watch my form in the mirror.
▪️#elbowcircles on hoop wearing a ginormz sweater for protection again🧥.
▪️first time attempting that crazy #aliensplit 👽.
▪️Been working on this #backflip sequence inspired by the very kind & ah-mazingly talented @dan_saab. Not quite as fast or smooth as I want, but with Dan helping me with tips, I have had some progress! [Thank you, dan 🙏🏼👏🏼].
▪️#splits finish 💁🏻♀️
a year ago, I began doing what I had long joked about in my youth: hanging off of a trapeze bar. I supposedly have ancestors who were celebrated trapeze artists back in ukraine and latvia, and I would frequently threaten to go follow in their footsteps.
when I began my aerial journey, I could not pike up to the bar without tagging (placing my feet onto the bar to help pull myself up). I adore a good challenge and happily began giving myself incremental goals to work on, enjoying the feeling of accomplishing a skill and then immediately beginning to look to its next leveled-up version. within my first class series piking up without assistance became old hat.
I would have never thought that within only one year of beginning trapeze- with my other physical activities being solely yoga and dance- that I could get to where I am today.
I’m immensely proud to be cleared to begin trapeze level 4. more excitedly, I’m thrilled to have been learning from @impostrophe and hearing her say today: “I’ve never seen someone let go and then come back up on their own on a toe hang on the first try. nicely done!” my years and years of torturing my feet with high heels is proving to have been excellent practice for toe and heel hangs. 😁 those nerves are long gone!
it’s a wonderful feeling to set out goals and determinedly reach them. if I’ve been able to make this much progress in a year alone, then I can only imagine the years to come will be incredibly fun. many, many thanks to my teachers @briana.douthitt, @itaps3, @ms_gigimarie, @fearnowfamily, @mostlyclark, and @impostrophe - I am so grateful for your wisdom, patience, and encouragement, and am very lucky to have been under your tutelage! .
This is a fantastic active flexibility exercise that will fire up your inner thighs like never before! I use cardboard under my feet, but you could use anything like socks over hardwood floors, etc. Inner thighs are often weak, and our bodies need balance, so work them out while also gaining flexibility—my favorite! Just don’t go farther than your current flexibility allows. Ease into the stretch and be kind to your body. Make sure you are super warm prior to attempting. After this, you’ll be ready for some crazy cool splits balanced in the air!!! Feel free to share your journey with us. Give us a tag! #aerialdancing#borntofly#aerialconditioning#aerialtraining#fitness#flexibility#flexibilitytraining#flexfriday#activeflexibility#workouts#circustraining
[Sound on 🎶 🎪] first time learning to dive to a single star 💫 means you’ll see me thinking a lot to myself 🤔 & feeling like a floppy fish just wingin it on a rollercoaster 🎢 🎣 but am excited to learn & clean it up 🤪. the first clip is also a fun, scoopy 🍨 way to set up quicker for the wrap. love learning from you, @sarahlynnspo! 😘#cirqueschoolfam#cirqueschoolLA
#joyandhappines 💖 Taking @circasana #aerialtraining helped me find a missing piece of myself and it's been missing in my work life, in my social life, and just in my life period...I've discovered PLAY. I work hard, always have since I was 15 years old, i got my first job and I've always been pretty serious about work and my accomplishments. It's easy for me to dive deep into work and studies and I forget to allow myself the space and freedom to play... To find joy in the process and not get soo serious! It all streams from my childhood. Unfortunately I grew up too fast too young. With a physically sick father and mentally ill mother I took on all the responsibilities of an adult and skipped out on a childhood and didn't get playtime. It was put upon me at 7 years old to do all the grown-up stuff, it was up to me to care for my sick father and stand up and defend my ill mother. So it's been the only ways of being I've ever known. Thank you @saffronyoga for allowing safe space for me to express my inner child, to play, to create, to be free! I really felt the shift, I cried the moment I felt the freedom, I felt the release, I knew exactly what I was missing. #freemysoul#innerchild#reflecting#whysoserious#freedomtoroam#travelmorestressless#keepingitreal#trusttheprocess#safespace#nicaragua#missinglink#aerialyoga#mysmilesaysitall#grateful 🙏 @magnificrock
Yesterday was a good day.
Lately I've been feeling down and demotivated because I've been collecting all kinds of dumb little injuries. I guess I'm getting stronger overall, but some parts of my body are not really following at the same rate, so they end up being overwhelmed. And it hurts. And it scares me.
By the end, I'm obligated to take it easy and have patience... Two things I'm not good at. Ironically, I end up feeling really weak and vulnerable. It fucks up the little self steem that I've managed to create for myself.
When it comes to bouldering, there's a lot of boulders that I simply can't finish, even though I'm a 100% sure I'd be able to if I wanted to push myself through some of those injuries... But I know it's not worth it, so just let go. Nevertheless, it's frustrating.
That's why I'm so happy. Yeah, I wasn't able to do everything on both sides, my split is limited and I definitely need to work on the way I finish up my moves (I'm usually too excited so I just let go to clap my hands and do a little dance or make fun of myself)... But, fuck, I did it. And it didn't hurt. Well, it did, but nothing related to the injuries so it was a good kind of pain, I guess. So yeah, mission accomplished. :) .
Merci, @juleclair et @catlev__ ♥️