sometimes you gots to try new shiFt. it is why we are here – as spirit in these ‘hueman’ bodies – to explore new thangs.
i started poling when i turned 50 years old. my mind kept telling me ‘eye’ was crazy – and that i was too old and it was to late to be taking up such a strenuous and yes, taboo ‘sport.’
but thanks to meditation – ‘eye’ know how to quiet my rambling mind and listen to my spirit – so i continued on with my seemingly crazy pursuit. i clearly remember being so exhausted from my daily training – that i would wake up every morning and literally – not be able to move. waking up so many new muscles had me feeling like i had been hit by a train. but my vision was bigger than my soreness.
today at 54, i am mastering my pole technique and have incorporated aerial hammock and aerial hoop ( lyra ) into my practice. and my body ‘thAnkhs’ me for it!
but we are unlimited beings in an unlimited ‘you-niverse’ – and there is always and all ways new shiFt to explore.
being in the aerial community, i happened upon a new exercise regimen called Silkstream. per their facebook page:
“Silkstreme creator Rachel Bowman of @womackandbowman dreamed of a workout that could combine the physical benefits of Pilates and Barre (core, legs, butt) with the exhilaration and freedom (and awesome upper body toning! ) that she experienced as an Aerial artist…”
i am finding that i am loving what silkstreme is doing to my body, mind and spirit. it is toning me, defining my physique even more and lending me incredible strength and stamina as i continue to pursue pole and aerial arts.
yes, sometimes you have to try new ‘shiFt’ …. your soul will love you for it!
studio: Womack and Bowman