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. 029 – The power of paying it forward – Not so regular Joe interview w/ James Beck The Let me take a Selfie Podcast

In today’s “Not so regular Joe” episode we bring you a special guest all the way from Los Angeles USA, James Beck. James shares with us his incredible story of how he one day decided to give everything he owned away, and travel around 50 states to give his time to others and provide one act of service. In return, he asked those he served to Pay-it-Forward, which started an incredible domino effect in kindness and cooperative community.  James explains anyone can start to give back by simply doing an act of service. It can be as simple as smiling at someone in passing or holding a door for someone. Or even simply making eye contact to acknowledge presence. Enjoy the show! For show notes, visit: https://benjaminrashleigh.com/ep-029-the-power-of-paying-it-forward-not-so-regular-joe-interview/
  1. Ep. 029 – The power of paying it forward – Not so regular Joe interview w/ James Beck
  2. Ep. 028 – Bloody great cycles – understanding the menstrual cycle w/ Dr Tara Neyland
  3. Ep. 027 – Mindful practice – from movement through to living w/ Robert Bill Jr
  4. Ep. 026 – Lessons I‘ve learnt in the last year w/ Ben Rashleigh
  5. Ep. 025 – Living from your heart w/ Michelle Sheldon