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We've missed out on two contortion classes in a row lately because… - Tactical Ninja

Aug. 13th, 2014

11:19 am

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We've missed out on two contortion classes in a row lately because the tutor's been sick. This week is makeup week. So here's how my week is looking:

Monday - contortion, legs
Tuesday - Greer's Class of Agonising Pain, everything
Wednesday - acro training
Thursday - contortion, back
Friday - rest day, yay!
Saturday - acro yoga, contortion (?), monster practice.
Sunday - planting trees for Hunterville Lions/Kiwiburn carbon offsetting thingy.

Current goal: stand on one leg on base's shoulder, other leg in some above-horizontal graceful pointy thing. Like this, only furrier, more graceful (point your toes!) and on someone else's shoulders:



I couldn't actually find a pic of someone doing this in two high, even though I know it's been done. Also, I have slightly better extension that Yoga Guy up there already. In yoga it has the imaginative name of 'extended big toe hold (standing).' So anyway, in pursuit of this goal, my one-legged toe-ups while making coffee in the morning now include lifting one leg as high as it'll go (toes pointed!), straightening out the knee, and doing 20 raises each side.

I'm really glad our kitchen window looks out over a cliff and not into someone else's house, just saying.

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From:meathiel
Date:August 13th, 2014 07:03 am (UTC)
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That looks ... interesting.
My bones hurt just looking at the pic!
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From:tatjna
Date:August 13th, 2014 09:10 am (UTC)
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I would like to be able to do it like this:



But I suspect it'll take a bit longer than the time I have to get there.
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From:meathiel
Date:August 13th, 2014 10:34 am (UTC)
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THAT definitely looks like ballet ...
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From:kehleyr
Date:August 14th, 2014 08:10 pm (UTC)
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I would love to be able to do that.
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From:spiral_meter
Date:August 13th, 2014 10:39 pm (UTC)
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I admire your contortionism. im about as flexible as a steel rod.

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From:tatjna
Date:August 13th, 2014 10:43 pm (UTC)
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It takes a lot of force to bend you, but once bent you stay that way?
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From:spiral_meter
Date:August 13th, 2014 10:56 pm (UTC)
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probably.

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From:pundigrion
Date:August 16th, 2014 11:21 pm (UTC)
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I am in awe. After *cough* umptyfratz years of yoga I have yet to even get my leg up parallel in that pose.
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