Aerial has always been a passion of mine, after training for a few years I noticed the big difference in the drama of the moves was not just the skill level of the artist a major factor was the level of flexibility.
I have been naturally flexible my whole life but not circus flexible. They are two very different things. With that being said I did have to work hard to get my splits and over splits just like everyone else.
As a yoga a flexibility teacher I never really had my own practice. Leading flexibility classes was my stretching time too.
After writing my first book UnLock it and finishing a six week trial of the program with ten participants I began stretching a lot more as I had ten students to work with and coach.
Late one night with a bout of insomnia I came across the 100 days of contortion challenge by Amanda Nicole Smith. I was so inspired by her progress I decided to begin my journey on the 100 Days of Contortion challenge.
I mean reallllly… excited. So much so I made this in the middle of the night.
I chose several poses to start with, although as time passed my repertoire of moves began to expand as I saw that new things were possible.
The first four weeks I mainly trained legs. As you can probably tell. I trained back 1 – 2 times per week and legs 5 times per week. After the four weeks has passed I decided to put a dedicated calendar together so that I train more evenly for the month of July.
Im looking forward to see what the month of August brings!
August was a rough month I had a fall and bruised my pelvis and had extensive internal bleeding, that took me out of action for at least a week. I will be adding the extra week to the end of the challenge so that I still finish the 100 days.
I’m still suffering from my hamstring injuries which happened in June. It’s been a long road with my splits but I finally touched down this month and worked hard on my hip flexors. This gave me great returns from 0 to 2 block oversplit.
I decided to start working on a few new poses for the month of September so I will add the starting point of them in the August series. The pose that I am working on for September is a hip tilt. Pictured at bottom right hand corner hands free and hands on.
September was a little rocky for me I was feeling kinda off and was too tired to train most days. Turns out I had a baby on board. I did finish the 100 days although they were spread out over the month.
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