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Anya Shevelyuk  Contortion Performer ๐ŸŽช Aerial & Flexibility Coach ๐Ÿ’ช Pescatarian ๐ŸŒฑ Animal Lover ๐Ÿพ Based in Las Vegas ๐ŸŽฐ Personal account @anyashevelyuk ๐Ÿ“ธ

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To be the best version of yourself you actually have to put forth the time and effort.

Statistics prove that a very, very, VERY small percentage of individuals get to follow their dreams, because they chose to put in the leg work.

Sadly, we do need the larger percentage to give up and conform what's easy in order to keep our passions from becoming over-saturated.

So what kind of life do you want to look back on and be remembered for?
- comfort in mediocrity
- or success in hard work

Just remember that we all have the option to make our own choices and carve our own path.

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When you took a week vacation, and then you come back but your coach goes out of town... the body craves what it craves. Bike riding, booty building and backbending ๐Ÿ’ž

But dang, that poor right hamstring is so tight from scar tissue. Had someone push me too much my first time in oversplits in 2012 and that leg has never been the same ๐Ÿ˜”

And to imagine it use to be my more flexible side! I always wonder how much more flexible it would be now, had it not gotten injured ๐Ÿค”

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Human beings are capable of doing anything to keep from losing what they desire.
This sometimes leads us to do the unimaginable.
Our actions can take us to the edge of precipice.
But even losing everything doesn't matter if you finally get to be happy in the end.
In life, that's the only thing that matters.
Because when you can't have everything, you have to chose something.
But we still always live with the fear of making a mistake.

Leg warmers provided by @perfectbalanceworld

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Not everyone will understand your journey. Thatโ€™s fine. Itโ€™s not their journey to make sense of. Itโ€™s yours.

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Checkout my int/advanced student @meiganem from last week's intro to flexibility session at @loraclelasvegas.
This was her first session with me and getting into all these deep poses! Wow ๐ŸŽ‰
NO class next week so come today at 7:30pm and get your stretch on!

One of my favorite shoulder & upper back stretch combos!
Kneel away from a wall, knees together, toes touching the wall.
Arch back to bring your hands to the wall. Plant the heals of your hands on wall and begin to press your hips back.
Remember to keep the arms straight, locking out the elbows.
For a deeper stretch, keep walking the hands down the wall between presses.
And most importantly BREATHE!

Tag me when you try it out ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Want to be flexible but you don't think it's possible? Take a look at this photo comparison ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
The above photo is me in June 2012 (Age 22) of my progress doing elbowstand. Yes, I did say the above photo was a progress photo. This pose was so painful. It didn't feel like a stretch. My back was hurting and pinching and I had no strength in my arms at all. I remember this was the most intense feeling ever ๐Ÿ˜”
The below photo is from March 2017. What a difference right! My back is actually bending. My hands AND elbows are under my chin, my feet flat on the floor pushing my torso back and my booty is over my head ๐Ÿค“
Since I've been training for the Mongolian mouth piece trick, I've had to learn how to engage my back muscles in a very deep stretch. It is not easy, but I am happy to be working on towards one of the hardest trick possible ๐Ÿ˜ซ
Thank you @flexiblebodyart for guiding me these past 2 years and showing me what my body can do. I never would have thought, imagined, or dreamed my body could feel so free. ๐Ÿ˜™

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