Saturday, January 12, 2013

Flying through the air

Last night I had the pleasure of attending Cirque Du Soleil's 'Iris,' before it closes on the 19th.  My boyfriend's best friend from home and his girlfriend made the trip from Vegas to see it as well.  They are also both acrobats, so seeing a show of acrobats with acrobats proved to be quite interesting!

I am always stunned and amazed by the sheer power of the human body, the strength, dexterity and utter will power it takes to move in certain ways.  It is breath taking.  Not to mention that many of the actors/acrobats are weighed down with layer upon layer of heavy costumes, wigs and props.  Overall it was another great experience and I always love to see a live performance.

I was able to sit down and have a long conversation with a lovely lady trapeze artist from Vegas (boyfriends best friend's girlfriend, it's a long title but I would rather not use names!).  We talked about everything from exercise and diet to her brand new Vita mix blender which she claims has changed her life, and I absolutely believe it.  She also told me about the constant exhaustion and pain in her body due to hard aerial work and other health issues.  She was a Raiders cheerleader, she was in the circus she even dabbled in film, and now she's a highly regarded trapeze artist.  I asked her if she had a trainer or what she would do if she wanted to learn something new, she said, "I just teach myself new tricks and rehearse on my own."  Nothing worth doing is easy, and she is living proof and so is her partner who is a hand to hand acrobat.

I was lucky enough to share some of my thoughts on yoga and answer some of her questions, yes even an acrobat has questions.  We both shared a general passion for health and wellness and building our bodies in a positive way.

You don't need to be a Yoga Guru, a ballerina or an acrobat to have a healthy active body.  You don't need to be a nutritionist to eat items that are healthy for you.  Once again, anything worth doing will most likely not be easy, but you've only got one body!  And whether you're swinging through the air, on set, in downward dog, or sitting at a desk all day, you and only you have the power to decide just how strong you can and want to be.

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