Pretty often I am surprised by the things I am able to do these days. I don’t think I ever did the splits, even as a child. And these days, I get closer than I ever thought. That goes for on the ground too - but what fun is being on the ground???
My instructor and I spent some time talking about body connections and how our brain gets in the way so much. One of the biggest struggles for me, in aerial, is having the confidence in my own body that I can do the moves. My instructor commented to me how I was already past the biggest hurdle though….I try.
And I do. I try every single thing that is thrown my way in class. I’m scared, I’m unsure and there are times my body is shaking from a combination of fatigue and fear - but I still try. Sometimes, I do it and get really excited. Sometimes, I don’t do it (or even come close) but I learn something. I ask questions. I figure out how to do it better next time.
Maybe Yoda wasn’t entirely right. There’s “do” and “do not” but I think “try” is pretty important too. Trying eventually leads to doing.