Why do I instantly want to hug anyone who says they are or were a dancer? Because I think they have probably experienced at least some of the following.. -Suppressing the pain of being told they are not good enough over and over -Comments about their body needing to be different -Feeling like they constantlyContinue reading “Are you a Dancer?”
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I am realising more and more the importance of autonomy. The possibility to be ourselves. When my autonomy is being suppressed or not supported I feel unsafe and I turn to my coping mechanisms. Then when that is continuous I lose track of who I am. How does this come up in the context ofContinue reading “Autonomy”
Training from pleasure or pressure
How are you training and treating your body. Is it coming from pressure or pleasure? The motive behind what we do is important. For example 2 people are doing 10 pull ups for conditioning.. Person 1 is doing them because they feel they NEED to, to keep up strength. They are feeling pressure to lookContinue reading “Training from pleasure or pressure”
People pleasing as a aerial teacher
Let’s talk about people pleasing and teaching. Are you a people pleaser? Do you also teach? Does this affect the way you teach? So talking from experience it’s very hard to manage being a people pleaser and also a teacher. Firstly, teaching is HARD. It takes so much planning, understanding, problem solving, physical effort, creativity,Continue reading “People pleasing as a aerial teacher”
Relationships with food
There was a point in my life where food was just part of an equation. Calories in – Exercises = Worth (lower the better). It was no longer food, it was a formula. The flavours started to disappear and it became a bit of a ‘will power’ game. I’m pretty competitive so when I discoveredContinue reading “Relationships with food”
Are you a dancer?
‘Are you a dancer?’ Is a question that makes me cringe. I associate it with instant judgement of my form, body, lines, face, confidence, etc. When I was a kid, dance was freedom and expression. It was movement, creativity and playfulness. But along the way that was harnessed. It was as if me as aContinue reading “Are you a dancer?”
Are you worth more?
I want to ask the question ‘Are you worth more?’ How you feel about this question will give you an indicator on how you feel about yourself. More can mean love, money, appreciation, support, time, etc. Do you think you are worth more, but waiting to see if others agree? Do you think you areContinue reading “Are you worth more?”
The fact that aerial can improve body confidence is amazing. Seeing what our bodies can achieve and what they are capable of doing. In the reasearch responses I got for this data above, people talked about aerial changing their outlook on their bodies from focusing on what they looked like to what their bodies couldContinue reading “Body Confidence”
I don’t know. This could just be me here.. But funding applications terrify me. They make me confront and question my self- worth which is VERY uncomfortable. I will make every excuse not to write one because its so uncomfortable. When you break it down its just filling in a form. But to get toContinue reading “Funding Applications”
Out of 235 written responses to my research, 28% of participants mentioned a desire for a different body in regards to their self-esteem and body image. 64% were professional aerialists and 36% were recreational aerialists. My Untangled workshops have also revealed that this tends to be common transitioning from hobbyist to pro. The sudden needContinue reading “Body Image”