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Syncope/Seizure from contorting?

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Syncope/Seizure from contorting?

So,This is a rather taboo subject that no one ever talks about and I'm wondering if it a medical problem that I have or if it is more common among people who do contortion. It is also one of the reasons I don't currently do live performances. When I do an unsupported chest stand and  lift my legs off the ground to hold the pose with my legs straight in the air somewhat parallel to the floor I start to go deaf, feel weak and get tunnel vision. Everything starts to go grey. I usually just come…See More
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"Guess what! I'm on page 14 of this month's issue of CU Magazine demonstrating the Russian back stretching device at ICC 2011. Check it out!"
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"Had an amazing session doing contortion and hand balancing at Gym Quest Gymnastics http://www.gymquest.org ."
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*I'm looking for...
...stretching partners, ...professional networking, ...friends
*I am a(n)...
...professional performer, Amateur
*My flexibility is...
...hypermobile (double jointed)
I practice ...
...frontbending, ...backbending, ...dislocation.
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actual contortion, Contortion, Circus Arts
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People & Negative Commentary

Posted on February 3, 2009 at 5:03pm 7 Comments

Well as it seems several people here are overly conservative. A majority of my photos have been from lingerie photo shoots as I get paid to do this type of photo shoot. I have been getting negative comments from a few individuals about my photos, surprisingly all male commentators . I can not believe that here and now with much more disgusting and vulgar images at the fingertips of the internet people are scolding me for posting contortion photos showing what you see on the average beach,… Continue

NECCA & Hip Flexibility

Posted on February 1, 2009 at 1:40am 1 Comment

Well, I have been absent from the network for awhile. I have done another photo shoot showcasing some of my typical poses. I have also gone to VT for an intensive few days of training. In those few days I realized how horrible I am by circus standards. My hip flexibility is nowhere near what it needs to be. I can do front splits on both sides, but not a straddle. My front hip flexors are not that flexible which is why my scorpion pose looks more box like than round, I need to know if anyone has… Continue

Strength & Balance

Posted on March 7, 2008 at 1:56pm 2 Comments

So recently here I have been working on going into a chest stand from a bed or chair and placing my feet on my head for 15 seconds or so and then putting my feet on the ground and standing up from there. I can accomplish this only after warm up stretches. If I work out to hard then I can not accomplish the standing up part of this move as I am to tired to use my upper body strength to lift myself.



I have found it difficult to get into a chest stand position from a normal standing or… Continue

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At 6:20am on September 18, 2011, Phil Lancaster said…

Hi, I still do some teaching but not private lessons.
Phil.

At 9:02pm on September 4, 2011, Christine Danton said…

Hallo Raven,

Good luck with your training.  I am sure there will be many other female contortionists thinking about having children who will be interested in watching your progress.

Christine Danton.

At 8:57am on May 2, 2011, Cynthia Calhoun said…
I currently train my daughter. I have several pictures you can look at if you are interested.
At 5:28pm on April 17, 2009, Glen said…
great btw!!
At 5:26pm on April 17, 2009, Glen said…
hey raven thanks for posting the new pics.
At 12:02pm on February 2, 2009, KBFIRE said…
hey raven, the new pictures are really good! Glad to see that injury didn't stop you from training. How was that Vermont school?
At 12:11pm on August 19, 2008, KBFIRE said…
hey Ruse check out the new video I added its pretty cool :)
At 9:20am on July 13, 2008, Glen said…
Thanks for the add! I hope your back heals quickly.
At 8:38pm on July 12, 2008, Glen said…
Awesome work, Ruse! Thanks for sharing it with us:)
At 4:52pm on July 11, 2008, KBFIRE said…
hey Ruse, sorry you hurt you back, hope that works out . How was it performing in public for the first time?
 
 
 

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