A few years ago, my daughter suggested that I should "ski like water flowing over boulders." This has been a great learning metaphor for me that I think about almost every time I ski, whether on or off piste. Amongst all the ski lessons and training that I've had, this metaphor ranks very high for leading to skiing improvement. It' has become a visual/kinesthetic gauge for my legs flowing over bumps, across groomers or through powder while my upper body remains both dynamic and still. For me, the metaphor has become a guiding mantra for skiing.
I was wondering what simple metaphors others have and how the metaphor has helped with skiing improvement?