Posts tagged mindset
The Illusion of Balance

What we do incorrectly however is we call the appearance of being stationary 'balance', then thinking that any perturbation means we’re out of control.  But in fact balance is just the action of bringing yourself back to center.   Those that are really skilled in this feat are able to take on more and keep themselves in control.  They can handle the large movements that pull various directions while not losing their footing, like a gymnast.

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"Foca no base."

At the end of summer in 2014 I was reaching the end of a journey, one that changed me profoundly.  Seven months prior I had left my midwestern life in Milwaukee, WI and traveled to Brazil to finish school and fulfill a dream of mine, training capoeira in the heart of Brazil.  Now, I was headed to the airport to fly home and driving me there was one of the most revered capoeira masters of modern time.  

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