By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Former Cirque Du Soleil Performer Demonstrates The Flexibility Of Parenthood.

Gasya Akhmetova-Atherton has had a particularly interesting life: From the age of 17, she performed with the Cirque du Soleil, putting her exquisite gymnastics skills to the test on stage, each and every night.

Now, she's a mom -- but that doesn't mean she's stopped performing. In fact, she even incorporates her kids into the show.

Akhmetova-Atherton shares images of her and her children's mind-and-body-bending stunts to an audience of 27,000 on Instagram, including plenty of hand stands and insane body contortions. This video and these images are proof that being a mom really is about being flexible.

Akhmetova-Atherton joined Cirque du Soleil as a teenager, stopping only after the birth of her second child.

Her daughter is already showing signs of following in mom's footsteps.

"She loves to dance and will always join me when I'm training. I'm not a pushy mum and try to make everything we do together fun," she said in an interview.

Together, they create some amazing images to share with fans and followers.

To see Akhmetova-Atherton in action with her daughter, check out this epic stunt in the video below.

Sources: Gasya Akhmetova-Atherton, gasya