Self Care for Aerialists

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Self Care for Aerialists

Cause we’re worth it, and need it! I’m sending the TLC love and care to the high flying, vibing Aerialists out there with this one.

When we globally grounded, it was an incredible privilege and opportunity for me to reach out to Aerialists around the world and teach them Pilates mat work.

I naturally have lots of energy and I wanted to focus it and put it to good use. I thought, there must be other people like me with lots of energy during lock down wanting to channel it into movement. And there was, yey!


Try out these questions to see if there's any useful ones for you

A question to be curious about for yourself - Are there changes or shifts you would you like to introduce or continue into your practise as an aerialist that would make life and training better or easier?

Task 1:

Would you like to get rid of old habits that aren’t serving you?

  • Write down 3 habits you’d like to give up/do less of

  • Write why you’d like to change this habit

  • What are 5 benefits you would gain from changing each old habit


Task 2: What’s 3 habits you can do to look after your amazing body/mind & your Aerial training?

For Example to get the flow started…

  • Warm up fully

  • Take time to Cool down/Release/Stretch

  • Eat well & hydrate well

  • Be kind to my mind (practice self appreciation & gratitude journal)

  • Practice mindfulness/Meditation - (Good for rest days)

  • Breath work

  • Pilates - I had to put this one in!

  • Specific Conditioning

  • Awareness of weaknesses & working on them consistently

  • Create a balanced training plan

  • Create good relaxation moments for rest days: bath, sound bath, self massages, meditations, read, cook, socialise, movies


Task 3: Take 5 mins to write down any blocks that you find you have and for every obstacle write down a solution/s

Be kind to your mind - In this process be mindful of your language. Be as honest with yourself as you can in this, so that you are realistic about your perceived level vs desired level. This will help you to create tasks and exercises that are appropriate for your actual level, which will help you shift and build your confidence too.


Task 4: From this let’s make a clear and specific plan


  • Do you have a place/spot at home for grounded exercises?

  • What actions do you want to take? How often?

  • Do you know exercises that you specifically need to do? What are they? Take a few minutes to write them down

  • What tasks/routine do you want to regularly do? How often do you want to do them/it?


Task 5: Kind Accountability

Get yourself an accountability buddy! It’s good to have someone to do this with, then choose a date to check back in. Looking at what changes and adjustments that have worked or not worked for you

Questions to be curious about

  • What have you noticed

  • What do you want to keep

  • What do you want to leave/release

  • What are you proud of yourself for doing or being

  • What are you grateful for in the process

  • How are you going to hold yourself accountable going forwards?

What’s your next steps?


Keep on flying!

For more tips follow Air Control Pilates on social media or check out our online Air School courses

Air Hugs, Debbie x [email protected]

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