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Thanks for the watch!

Thanks you for the fav :D

Thanks for the new fave, too! I wonder how prevalent contortion meditation is out there.

As far as I can see it, in the places where both are culturally accepted, they are definitely seen as separate practices.


I half remember someone - Bayarma Zodboeva Parry, perhaps? Probably not. One of the earlier generation Mongolian performers writing about trading meditation lessons with a Buddist monk with contortion lessons. As in, such lessons were completely absent from normal training. Communism may very well be a factor there.


That, and depending on region, yoga competitions place a rather low value on actual flexibility. Like, some published rules I've seen, 1 point out of 10 - though I wonder if this is an allowance to let the Hindu caste system definitely not have a sway.


Most forms of meditation it'd be seen as a distraction. Not that training of the body is seen as a bad thing. Just, usually, a separate thing.

Belated thanks for the writeup, and thanks for the new fave! Can't wait to see what else Natalya Chistyakova can do - she's the main inspiration for the pose there.

Thanks for the faves! Would love to hear your thoughts on how stretchy superheroes can use active flexibility to their advantage. :D
If you're not talking about getting into silly, utterly impractical fight choreography - the most obvious answer is reducing attack vectors.

Like, Standing split - Gumiyah is  just grandstanding, only done when there's nothing to dodge. If in combat, it's presenting as little as possible for your opponent to hit, making oneself a small enough target as possible. I'd wonder what the potential might be for fighting a person around a corner, or fighting around a stairway banister's cover.

I sort of want to point you at www.instagram.com/lilmousemu/