zen and flow
When life becomes a metaphoric circus, joining the real one can help. These complex skills are a form of moving meditation. The circus arts build a strong mind/body connection, which promotes a sense of focus and inner peace.
As a mental discipline, these techniques can ultimately alter your perception of reality. With practice, time seems to slow down, complex actions become simple and everything flows organically.
The great gift of the circus arts is learning the ability to apply their flow to your daily life.
Without question, these are challenging things to master. However, with practice (and perhaps a bit of guidance) anyone at any level of physical fitness can learn and benefit.
David Perkins, 2010
Peace Pipe Hookah Lounge