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. 015 – Choose kind – how the smallest thing can make someones day w/ Mel O'neil-King The Let me take a Selfie Podcast

Today’s guest Mel O’Neil King is co-owner and coach at Athlete X, the choose kind project was born out of a desire to improve the mental health of the world. It was sparked from a close friend of Mel who committed suicide.  What began as 12 days of Kindness’ social media challenge has grown into a movement that aims to positively impact the world of using the message of choose kind.  The simple act of kindness in yours or someone else's life can really change our day and how we function as a community. So sit back and listen as Mel and I unpack the philosophy of choosing kind. For show notes, visit: https://benjaminrashleigh.com/ep-015-choose-kind-how-the-smallest-thing-can-make-someones-day/
  1. Ep. 015 – Choose kind – how the smallest thing can make someones day w/ Mel O'neil-King
  2. Ep. 014 – Affirmation & intention – creating meaningful moments in daily life w/ Siobhan Delaney
  3. Ep. 013 – Injury – stigma, recovery and how it can define you w/ Frances Brown
  4. EP. 012 – What is self care? – It's all about the individual w/ Ben Rashleigh
  5. EP. 011 – Chronic pain and the power of conversation w/ Farah Beaini