Feats of Incredible Strength and Flexibility with @rubberlegz
For more breakdance contortionism, follow @rubberlegz on Instagram.
Professional dancer Rauf Yasit (@rubberlegz) can stretch into such seemingly impossible shapes that you might think he has no bones in his body. His self-portraits on Instagram are called “Freezes” that he says require him to “click, run, and quickly get into the pose.” Some positions he can hold for only a few seconds, others for much longer. “With time you get to know your body,” he says. “You grow into it.”
The son of a folk dance teacher from Kurdistan who would make him perform traditional Kurdish dances at weddings, Rauf fell in love with breakdancing as a 12-year-old in Germany. His life as Rubber Legz began when an early back injury forced him to take a different approach, shifting his focus from acrobatics to flexibility. He started watching contortion videos and integrated elements of yoga into his breakdance moves. Rauf is now a full-time dancer with his stage group, Flying Steps, who are currently on tour in Germany. He’s also at work on a book that will feature his poses across the landscapes of Reykjavik, Iceland. He says he wants to “express pure and beautiful things” with his dancing and credits the Instagram community as a motivation for pushing the boundaries of his art—and flexibility.
1. Follow @yogipeachs
2. Repost challenge collage to your instagram feed or tumblr page
3. Take a photo or video of the pose each day and post it
4. Tag #yogilovemay, challenge hosts and @yogipeachs in your posts
5. Have fun and connect with other challenge participants 🙏
I’m so excited to share our love for Yoga with you.
I hope you can join in on the fun!😊 Tag a friend or leave us a comment …. who’s in?
Photographer Robert Jahns aka nois7 creates amazing manipulated photos of death-defying scenes. Through the magic of Photoshop, he arranges thrilling elements of danger in seemingly ordinary images of city skylines and urban landscapes.
In his snaps, cyclists and skateboarders perform stunts above railway tracks and buildings, a rollercoaster plunges off a mountain and a girl is performing artistic stunts on a skyscraper. For more of his surreal images, check his Instagram.
I’ve had a two week break from my daily yoga practice & it’s remarkable how different I feel, physically & mentally. Breaks like this one always remind me of the powerful impact that yoga has had on my life. With consistent practice, I’m less anxious, more clear-headed and more in-tune with my body and my surroundings. This benefits my work, education, relationships, etc.