I loved the Incredibles and the Incredibles 2. Helen Parr, Elastigirl, is one of my favorites along with Frozone. However, my totally favorite character is Honey, Frozone’s wife. I digress, the reason Elastigirl is so important to me is that she can stretch physically, spiritually and emotionally. Being able to remain flexible can keep us supple. It is when we are unbending and rigid that life becomes difficult and hard.
“I think you need to be a bit more flexible.” – Elastigirl *
Helen Parr, Elastigirl, is the wife of Robert “Bob” Parr, Mr. Incredible. The two are forced into a “normal” life when super-heroics become illegal. They have three children Violet, Dash and Jack Jack. Helen becomes the stay at home mom and dutiful wife. Secretly, Bob is continuing his vigilantism. Helen suspects Bob is seeing another woman. However, when Bob gets in trouble she and the kids are off to the rescue.
Being flexible is a good quality to have. Flexibility is needed to practice and maintaining spiritual and emotional health. Being open-minded and open-hearted are both part of flexibility. Being able to adapt, recover and change are important to a successful life. However, flexibility is also important to physical health. Stretching before and after a workout is important to protect the muscles from cramping during the exercise. Stretching is also important to keep our limbs and back in shape. As we get older keeping a flexible mind, body and spirit helps keeps us in balance (physical, spiritual and emotional).
First Appearance: The Incredibles, 2004, Pixar, actress Helen Hunter
Creators: Brad Bird
* The Incredibles, 2004, Pixar, actress Helen Hunter