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 May 17, 2018
It becomes hard to trust your own thinking when nothing seems to be working. The space between how I thought it would go and how it is going seems to widen in front of my eyes. Maybe most difficult of all is how often the undesirable outcomes around us spill over into our relationships, both at home and at work. An errant comment too easily turns into an argument. I become blind to my impact on people around me, caught up in the unresolved problems surrounding me. During times like these, we often underestimate the power of the choices we make and how it can create a path back towards what’s working or down the slippery slope of self-destruction, which my husband affectionately calls “flirting with the gutter.”
Here is my short list to making it better when it isn’t working at all. Each one helps you do the next one, so start at the beginning and work your way down.
by Wendy Strgar May 03, 2018
by Wendy Strgar April 26, 2018