Positive Psychology Rules of Flight

Flight Rule #1 – You may not use the word “can’t” except in this sentence:

“THERE’S NOTHING I CAN’T DO.” If you practice anything, you’ll get better. And you’ll do it. This motto certainly applies to aerial classes. Best part of this rule: You get a REWARD when you do break it. We have lots of fun and much laughter from this sacred rule. If you say it and anyone else catches you first, you might hear, “You what?” or “Shut your can’t hole!” We hold each other accountable. And this rule will change your life outside of the studio too.

Flight Rule # 2 – You may only say positive things about yourself.

It is important that we learn to speak affirmatively about ourselves and others. Usually, right after someone says “can’t” then they say something like…”because I’m not strong,” or “I’m too fat,” or “I’m not good enough.” We know you are amazing in so many ways, so we’ll help you get in the habit of speaking kindly to yourself. Remember, your body is listening to everything you say. Part B of this rule, is you can only say negative things about others when they are present. Then it’s not gossiping. Google what Maya Angelou says about gossiping. It’s life changing!

Flight Rule #3 – Be grateful you have two legs to stand on.

Always stand on both legs evenly. Leaning into one hip creates scoliosis and strains ligaments and tendons in your hips and knees. Standing strong on your own two legs is also a symbol to remember the shoulders of everyone you are standing on. Remember your ancestors. Remember all the people in your life that have helped you get to where you are now. Gratitude is a wonderful habit, but cultivate it while you stand on both legs! 😉

Flight Rule #4 – Do not compare yourself to others.

Some students might climb all the way to the top their first class. It may take you awhile. It’s all good. Let go of comparing because you end up either “They’re better than me,” or “I’m better than them.” Either side is not a happy place. Our classes are physical and mental fitness. Someone said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” 

Flight Rule #5 – Do not place expectations on yourself or others.

We won’t expect you to climb to the top your first class or your 100th class. So don’t expect yourself to either. You are on your own journey. Placing expectations on yourself or others usually leaves you frustrated. The only expectation here is: Expect to have a great time.

What to Wear and Bring to Class

  1. Stretchy clothes: Yoga pants are great, but no bell bottoms or anything loose around the ankles. Capri length is best, just below the knees. T-shirt, tank top, and we will be barefoot
  2. Bring a water bottle, and maybe a small hand towel if you’re the sweaty type.
  3. Most importantly, wear a big happy grin from ear to ear and wear tye dye if you want to be teacher’s pet. 🙂

We look forward, and upward, to seeing you thAIR soon!

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