One of the greatest lessons we all learn in life is the art of balance. Whether it’s balancing work and play, exercise and rest, love and responsibility, it is one of the most important things we can pursue in life. Some of us come by this naturally, while others of us flounder as we scrabble to reach that goal.

While the concept of balance is prevalent in our everyday thinking, there are some people who live and breathe balance as a state of being. Most of us treat the idea of balance like a philosophical and idealistic dream, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The amazing performers in the videos, on the pages to follow, come prove that balance is not only concrete, it’s a talent.

What makes balance such an astonishing thing to see? The ever-present sense of danger. The way these people can manipulate their bodies at staggering heights and angles create a tension so thick, you can cut it with a knife!

Continue reading to see the top 10 balancing acts in the world perform some of the most intense stunts you will ever see! Warning folks: tempted as you might be, DO NOT try this at home… 

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