Since moving to San Diego, lots of new experiences are coming into my life. New people, new places, new practices.
I went to a new studio last week to attend a class I’ve never been to before with a good friend of mine who swears by this one teacher in particular, Tabu.
It’s interesting how you get to a certain level, you feel comfortable, you feel on top of things, and you develop a level of consistency and confidence around your abilities…
…and then become humbled by crashing onto your face!
After a super intense opening sequence, we were instructed to move into Eka Pada Galavasana, or flying crow. This is a pose I can normally reliably move into and hold…
…but not, apparently, after burning my muscles out first and becoming drenched in slippery sweat!
I slipped, and literally fell on my face, landing on my right cheekbone right below my eye.
I was shocked.
I had NEVER fallen like this before!
And it was so much less bad than I ever expected. I was totally fine.
How many times do we not take the chance, or take the leap, or say yes to something, because we are afraid of falling?
But, really, what is the worst that could happen? Falling is actually not as bad as we think. In fact, I had a teacher back in Hong Kong who would have us fall intentionally just to GET OVER that fear and out of our own way so we could move on to bigger achievements and greater self-confidence.
Imagine what life could look and feel like if every morning, you took a leap, made a choice, or created a space so big you could fall? If you got comfortable with getting uncomfortable? Every single day?
You would be able to do more, expand more, and hold more.
Give it a go. Try it on. Lay out a plan for a week. Comment below with how YOU plan to take some big leaps every morning for this upcoming week. Yes you might fall, and if you do, it probably won’t be as bad as you think. But what if you don’t fall? What if you fly?