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  • Roald

Failing Forward

Updated: May 27, 2022

In AcroYoga, we have a saying:”The best AcroYogi is the one who has the most fun”.

And I love this expression, because it emphasizes that AcroYoga is not so much about technical skills, but more about life skills.

You can be technically amazing at doing all kinds of poses, flows and tricks.

But if you’re not enjoying yourself because you’re constantly striving to be perfect, where’s the fun in that?

My 'perfect' past

In the acrobatics, circus and performance world where I got my skills, I learned to never be satisfied with my results.

There’s always someone who is better, more skilled, more graceful, etc. etc.

My perfectionism did help me to constantly get better, but it also took the joy out of things.

Because I was never good enough.

F(l)ailing Forward

When Marijke and I met, I’d been doing acrobatics and AcroYoga for a long time already.

And when I saw the childlike joy, laughter and fun that she was having in the process, I realized -not without some envy- that I’d rather be joyful than amazingly skilled.

So that’s what I set out to learn.