“I was hoping you might share a little about what goes through your head during and after a suspension and what doing that is like for you. Thanks ;)”
Before a suspension, I have to put myself in a relaxed mindset. I need to focus on the upcoming
journey and think of ways to make this experience as best as possible. Music is very helpful and being
surrounded by good energy helps. I like to hold someone’s hand as I am getting my back pierced by
one of the team members.
I tune out everything around me and focus on the person in charge of my suspension, usually that is
. The person in charge and I try to keep eye contact as much as possible because
communication is very important.
Again, music is very motivating. As soon as I begin to feel the music I start to tug on the hooks to get
my adrenaline pumping. When the moment is opportune I tuck my legs in under me. Constant motion
is important for me which is why I always keep my legs moving. I am not very fond of static
suspensions because I think its too painful. The feel of the wind in my hair and through my fingers is
the best part about being up there.
I am the most happy when I am on hooks. I pour allot of emotions out whether it’s for
performing or for myself. The rush of adrenaline is almost like a drug. When I come down I am
literally in a foggy, dreamlike state. It wears off after a few days and is followed by a heavy emotional
crash, which is why I take 5HTP a couple days after suspending.