Supple: The art of arch - Mongolian contortion (Paperback)
As a veteran in the art of circus with more than 50 years of experience in training, performing, and instructing Mongolian contortion, this book will prove itself important for many contortion coaches and a handy manual for students. In this book, the author has shared her extensive background, providing detailed warm-ups, step-by-step stretch exercises, and key techniques that are required for executing complex movements. The book also imparts guidance for injury prevention and encourages everyone with simple exercises to remind us, at all ages, to practice contortion to maintain a healthy level of flexibility. Not only does the book feature scientific research and discussion of body mobility pertinent to contortionists, it is also an excellent historical account of the Mongolian national circus and fascinating aspects of success that led contortion to where it is today.