by Wendy Strgar January 24, 2012
“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” – Meister Eckhart
I have never enjoyed the introductory class to anything. You know the class when they spend half the time telling you the rules and rather than doing whatever you are there to learn, the teacher goes on at length about what will be learned? While I understand that the beginning of a class sets the tone for what follows, it also sets the expectations of speed and whether things will move at a pace that keeps you interested.
Today, I started a core align class series. It is a new version of standing Pilates and my hope is that it will help me to integrate all of the movement practices that I have been learning while laying on my back on a Pilates reformer into my standing daily life. My strongest and best memories of beginning Pilates four years ago was how the visceral experience of gaining strength and flexibility translated into every other area of my life.
I am ready for this kind of boost in my life again and I am especially looking for a more resilient and powerful way to stand in my life. I am so ready to up my game and experience how building my standing strength will change the ways I interact and think every day. I already know that the learning that begins in the body is the most stable and inhabited education available but I want to feel it again as I did a few years ago.
Actually my action plan is even bigger than just upping my own health goals. For a long time, I have noticed how my core strength has increasingly translated into remarkable improvements in my sex life. The connection between physical well being and sexual health is a direct line, and learning to feel the nuances and control of the amazing array of musculature in our pelvis is eye-opening and orgasm producing.
I am hoping this year, as I get stronger in my standing life, I will produce my first video to teach the Pilates exercises that will revitalize anyone’s sex life. So today, I am embracing the beginner’s mind and taking the first step towards a sexual health tape series. Get excited; everyone is invited.
by Wendy Strgar March 21, 2019
Usually by the time we “spring forward,” most of us have long forgotten our New Year’s resolutions and not because we don’t want to change, but because the big sweeping ones we plan for after our third glass of champagne are so hard to get our hands around in the day to day. While the desire for change is earnest, what most of us miss is that real change is found in the small steps that we do consistently.
by Wendy Strgar February 21, 2019
Our sense of smell is ancient and the source of our most powerful emotional memories. It is also the primal sensory pathway to sexual attraction. And yet, we often give little attention to all that our sense of smell can evoke, in part because we have so little vocabulary for scent. Often we're limited to “it smells like…” and delineated only between pleasant and unpleasant.