Ben Rashleigh

Through out the week you can usually find Ben teaching his Pilates studio clients at Aligned for Life Pilates – Melbourne.

Ben truly believes that every single person deserves a chance at living their best life just like he had the opportunity to do so in 2012, which has led him to help people to participate fully in their own live through the Pilates Method as well as movement education in the corporate space and of course hosting the Let Me Take A Selfie Podcast.

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Creating a positive attitude at your desk – You’re a Desk Athlete

Things to remember when going to sit at your desk, intentional and purposeful practice is what makes the difference when tackling movement at the desk, which includes the concepts of:

  • Accountability
  • Attitude
  • Responsibility
  • Behaviour
  • Communication (body and mind)
  • Interaction 

In order to really encapsulate the meaning of the type of work that takes place that makes the difference. So, I’d like you to look at that desk of yours as the tools to your craft and being able to practice movement at the desk with intention and purpose, breaking up your movement throughout the day. Like stand up to answer the phone even if it’s to sit back down again.

The four tips to help you at the desk

  1. Treat your desk like a hot seat – stand up regularly, even if it to sit back down again.

2. Rotation is a great back mobiliser – add some gentle twists while sitting

3. Work on counteracting those rolled shoulders – This can help not only receive the pressure off the shoulders but also neck and back

4. Intermittently reset your Desk Jockey posture – Stand up, stretch and open the hips, shoulders and chest

Links of Interest

Desk exercise Cheat Sheet

Exercise Videos

Ep.041 – Getting into your groove w/ Grant Thomas The Let me take a Selfie Podcast

Dancing since its conception has been used as a way to tell a story, release energy and express ones emotions. And in this episode we talk about just that with Grant Thomas. Though out the episode Grant takes us on a pathway of exploring rhythm and what it means to harness and express rhythm through tools like dance. What benefits we can feel and achieve from dancing as well as a great way to share what's on our minds through a physical form. Enjoy the show! For show notes, visit: https://benjaminrashleigh.com/ep-041-getting-into-your-groove/  
  1. Ep.041 – Getting into your groove w/ Grant Thomas
  2. Ep. 040 – Yoga and the practice of your capability w/ Anzari Atik
  3. Ep. 039 – Posture – capacity to move though different positions effectively
  4. Ep. 038 – Transitioning through trauma – Moving into life’s next adventure w/ William Burnett
  5. Ep. 037 – Pain free?!, consent and collecting – Not so regular Joe interview w/ Kathy Rast