The Hyperextension Dilemma
Pictured above; the beautiful Catie Mae "Would you LOOK at those lines?! Her KNEES! Beautiful!!" Lines…a HOT topic in the circus world, and something we ALL care about! If your knees don’t straighten all the way, or are just barely straight, you
Featuring Catie Brier, contortionist and contortion coach There are a few super hot topics in circus/yoga/performing arts, and this is one of them…what should your glutes be doing in a backbend? Should they be engaged, or should they be relaxed? There are a lot
I just spent the greater part of last weekend in cars and airplanes, and my body absolutely hates me. My neck hurts, I have a headache, and my hip flexors are so wound up I can hardly stand up straight.
FEATURING SHANNON MCKENNA, PHOTO BY DANIEL AND CORRINA OWENS As some of you know, I recently returned to San Francisco from China, where I had been working as a physio for the Chinese Olympic teams in prep for Rio. In China, the cultural
AERIALIST: SOPHIE GODWIN, PHOTO BY RAYMOND RUDOLPH WHY ARE HIP FLEXORS SO STUBBORN?? If you’re a circus artist concerned with improving flexibility, you probably whine and complain about your stubborn hip flexors on a semi-regular basis. Why are they so tight?? Why does hip