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. 008 – Motivation – Not as simple as being driven w/ Ben Rashleigh The Let me take a Selfie Podcast

Motivation, how can it work for you?  If we look at wanting to change something simple in our lives, we change it. It doesn’t have to be set at the start of the year as a “new year’s resolution” or always at the beginning of a major event.Goals can be set and achieved at any time and there is no need to compare with others as this can start to affect health and wellbeing, as one compares and feels like they fail before they start. In this episode we look at the different types of motivation, and which one is works for you. Motivation is not as simple as being driven. Motivation can come from internal and external factors, events, confidence and even the size of the task.  For show notes, visit: https://benjaminrashleigh.com/ep-008-motivation-not-as-simple-as-being-driven/
  1. EP. 008 – Motivation – Not as simple as being driven w/ Ben Rashleigh
  2. EP. 007 – Giving – The gift that keeps on giving w/ Ben Rashleigh
  3. EP. 006 – Not so regular Joe – Ankylosing spondylitis – Life is what happens between all your plans w/ Cornel Wilczek
  4. Ep. 005 – Putting the whole in holistic health w/ Own your health collective
  5. Ep. 004 – Not so regular Joe – Keeping your tank full w/ Katrina Edwards