silk aerial

anonymous asked:

I'm curious, as someone who watched the voltron show and takes dancing classes, would you know how hard all the aerial thing that Lance did in ep 4? Especially when he was still wearing the paladin armor?

Hullo!

YES I WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH LANCE!!

JUST LIKE I WAS IMPRESSED WITH YUURI, POLE DANCING!

Lance’s dancing looked more like aerial silks to me, which I have also done, briefly! Here are some pics: 

I don’t know HOW THE FUCK he did that in Paladin armor, and with such a lack of fabric/material to grab on to - it was A FREAKIN ROPE. And where/when the hell did he practice?!?!

Keep Your Mind at Peace & Your Body a Beast

Originally posted by pole-ambition

Being active has nothing but positive results, and I have a couple ideas for my witchy friends that may work out for you! Of all people, witches know that everything is connected, so keeping out body happy keeps our mind happy - which means better results for spells too! 

Before The Workout

  • Drink some green or black tea! A little bit of caffeine before a workout is actually good - it gives you a little boost. Most pre-workouts have caffeine too, just be sure to keep it in moderation. 
  • Enchant that water! I always toss some mint leaves and cut up strawberries in my water bottle. You can also use any kind of citrus, or even make some green iced tea to use as your first bottle hitting the gym or studio.
  • Glamours to look as badass as you’ll feel. Sigils in your pocket or shoes, or even enchanting your perfume or deodorant. I know it sounds silly but I can promise you that boost of confidence goes a long way when you’re pushing yourself, and you can look in the mirror and think, “I’m a badass witch.”
  • Ready that playlist. Music is everything for getting pumped, whether it’s working out or spell casting! 
  • Don’t eat something too heavy. Save that reward for after the battle! Then you can ask your local kitchen witch for a hardy recipe!

Witchy Workouts

There are so many kinds of ways to keep your body active, and not all of them are picking heavy things up and putting them back down.

  • Yoga. If you haven’t tried yoga yet I highly recommend this - especially for witches. It’s all about quieting the mind, becoming in touch with your body and the energy around you, strengthening, balancing, and centering yourself. It’s meditation, stretching and a workout all in one; how can you get better than this?!
  • Pole Dancing.  You’re a witch aren’t you? So why don’t you try flying? I’m bias, I’ll admit it - but I teach pole fitness for a reason! There so so many benefits to pole. Confidence, it builds so much confidence. This is an amazing way to enhance your feminine energy, and if you work with any deities that are mainly with feminine power, dancing is a wonderful offering. It doesn’t have to be sexual, it can be sad, creepy, powerful, funny, hiphop or ballet mix, or contemporary! This builds your strength & flexibility and it doesn’t feel like work! It’s all play until before you know it your on the floor sweating and feeling like the sexiest/most graceful/beautiful person ever. Everyone is always supportive, there’s always body love and I’ve had students who are male, female, trans - there’s even a 54 year old man who loves wearing heels & his wife adores it(@manwhopoledances on instagram) and one of the ladies I used to dance with in Colorado named Patty - a 60 year old woman who looks damn good for her age and is so kind and strong! (Any questions feel free to message me!)
  • Aerial Silks. Another way to soar in the sky! This one I find isn’t as ‘dancy’ as pole but you can make it whatever you like. This one is a lot about holding poses and engaging your muscles for periods of time to do so, so it’s kind of aerial yoga but sometimes you spin. This art is graceful, beautiful and can be very dramatic and lovely!
  • Lyra. Another aerial art - what can I say? I think you should fly if your a witch! Hehe. This one is involving a hoop that is suspended in the air. It’s a great workout for sure, and the poses look so beautiful and magical once you get them. Check out @ladyinlaluna on instagram for an understanding of Lyra. Plus her hoop is a crescent moon and what’s more witchy than that?
  • Hula Hoop. This one is a much gentler way to get yourself moving if you’re not looking to get ripped. It’s great for flow, movement, those who like to dance in their kitchen and move freely. It’s a beautiful and hypnotic dance, and I love watching theses artists move. All you need is a hula hoop to start and you can get yourself moving and feeling happy! @danatheleo & @bunnknees are great artists to check out for inspiration. 

Not So Witchy(but great workouts)

  • Boxing. I did kickboxing for a while and let me tell you it is a rush. It’s so fun, the gyms and classes I went to were supportive and kind no matter what level you were on. Plus, a little self-defense was never a bad thing! 
  • Sport Teams. Whether you’re in school or have a community team, try out! Or if that’s too much, get some friends together to play a friendly game of ice hockey at your local rec center, or swim teams, kickball, baseball, or football! 
  • Free running. I haven’t tried this yet but I would love to! Running around, building strength to scale structures and building speed and endurance. I’d say you’d be a survivor in the zombie apocalypse for sure - or at least undefeated winner in a game of Groundies. 
  • Bouldering. This might be harder to access depending on where you live, but this is basically an indoor rock climbing gym. There are some places you are able to free climb, and some places there are colors coordinated to difficulty level. Both are fun, and bringing your family or friends is awesome too. 
  • Surfing. Obviously, if your land locked this might be harder to do. But if you’re close to the beach and have the desire, why not take a class or two, try it out and see how you like it! 

Not About That Commitment 

  • Swimming. What better way to be a sea witch even if your land locked? Especially for the summer! Local beaches, lakes, rivers(if swimming is legal), are all wonderful, or even if you can wear yourself out at a waterpark or local pool.
  • Hiking. Back home I was spoiled with the Rocky Mountains and my easy access to it for beautiful hikes. It’s a wonderful way to connect with the Earth. Get to know the local wildlife! Hikes can very from difficulty. Make sure to pack a few snacks, a lot of water, and a few safety items(whistle, mirror, & bear spray) just incase something takes a wrong turn! Nature can be very unpredictable.
  • Taking walks. It can be as simple as walking your companion around a few blocks or to the park. You still get to meditate a little and get yourself moving a little for the day. 
  • Park day! Bring a ball and some frisbees! Some snacks and water, and maybe some jump ropes or hula-hoops! 

These are the best I could come up with on the top of my head, but please do let me know if I should add anything or if you have any questions. I hope this was helpful for you guys! 

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I love how Blizzard took the Mei “is thin” fanboys that basically humilliated people for wanting chubby Mei and said FUCK YOU to their faces world wide live!

#thiccmeibestmei

Lots of these people were a bunch if assholes saying “we dont have a problem with a fat mei but why does she have to be fat/chubby why cant she be skinny?” When sometimes the only reasin they liked fat/chubby Mei was to sexualize her that was the only exception which congrats you sick fuck for only seeing chubby and fat girls as sex objects instead of human beings who EXIST AND JUST WANT TO BE ACCEPTED!!!

Listen here you fucking prick you have like 5 other female characters who are skinnier than sticks for you to sexualize and drool by we only want representation even if its with one character were not asking much and you still want to take it from us, now i ask you whats the issues with her being fat/chubby why cant she be fat/chubby? There. Isnt. So I hope you asshole can back the fuck up and leave us to celebrate this wonderful short and achievement and let us bask in the representation that has been given to us!

And thank you Blizzard for making me feel like body matters and its actually fucking acceptable in this society like its the least important fact of my life.

And incase non of you have seen my cosplay pictures and start saying im probably a fat chick with health issues whos super insecure id let u know im perfectly healthy and chubby girl that weight 150 pounds whos pants constantly break at the thighs cause theyre too big and get wedgies cause my fat ass is too big for my panties, who does aerial silks and lifts heavy groceries and beer at work almost every day and walks to all my classes, which some are cross campus, who has been told fat her entire life just cause of societies fucked up beauty standards! It took me almost a year to let my boyfriend touch me or see me in my underwear cause of the crippling anxiety and insecurity i used to have cause of so many years of mental abuse about my weight i thought he was gonna leave ne cause of my weight and he helped me be more in love with my body after he accidently made a fat degrading joke involving one of the characters i wanted to cosplay at that time and i broke down in tears infront of him, i used to cry myself to sleep and starve myself cause of my self hate and couldnt lose weight still cause if my slow metabolism and I still get told im fat even though i eat less and do exercise for months. You can go mind your fucking business its my body and you cant tell me if im pretty or not cause of my weight i dont owe you shit.

@minghii