Are you human?
You are? Oh good! Just checking. Because if you are you'll be able to relate to this. Ever come to class, all ready to smash out some new skills only to find that nothing is working? Suddenly a foot lock off the ground seems like a foreign movement to you? Heck, you can't even remember how to climb?!! Keep forgetting the same step in a sequence over and over again? Can't understand why last class you did 5 straddles with straight legs easily and today you can't even do one? It could be anything! But chances are, it's you...
And the sooner you stop fighting the problem and wondering if you have some mysterious thing wrong with you, we can address the issue at hand.
Chances are, you are human.
You can't have a great class every class.
You see, the reality is this. You bring to your aerial pursuits ALL that is you. Your bad habits, tendencies, personality and attitude. Your way of looking at life. Your body with all its beautiful abilities, strengths, weakness and pathology. The minute you submit to learning a new skill, you immediately have to contend with YOURSELF. And everything that brings up.
Maybe you didn't sleep well last night, maybe it's been a tough day, week, year. Maybe you have to confront the fact that you’re too impatient, or you're being too hard on yourself, too stubborn or simply bringing an unhelpful attitude into your training. These are the tough things of aerial. Accepting that learning involves YOU. (Ok straight leg straddles are hard too but this feels personal).
Good news is, you're in good company. (Unless you train with robots, that can really get you down!) But seriously, it serves NO purpose to get down on yourself, unless you do something about it. Which is exactly what you’ll hear me say.
The classes that don't feel good are often times the ones where you're actually gain the most knowledge. Your body is learning how to do the skills you thought you were done learning, even when you're tired. Your body is learning how to automate so your brain doesn't have to think about it.
As your teacher I will always be here to listen, to help you analyse and to give you advice if you want it. Ok maybe not on your love life, but if that's what's stopping you succeeding I'll do my best. And once we've had our little moment, I'm here to help you move on a do something about it. And I mean that in the nicest possible way :-)