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Positivity in Action: Being a Beginner

Positivity in Action: Being a Beginner

“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.

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Wendy Strgar

Wendy Strgar, founder and CEO of Good Clean Love, is a loveologist who writes and lectures on Making Love Sustainable, a green philosophy of relationships which teaches the importance of valuing the renewable resources of love, intimacy and family.  In her new book, Love that Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy,  she tackles the challenging issues of sustaining relationships and healthy intimacy with an authentic and disarming style and simple yet innovative adviceIt has been called "the essential guide for relationships."  The book is available on ebook.  Wendy has been married for 27 years to her husband, a psychiatrist, and lives with their four children ages 13- 22 in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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10:31AM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

Yes....odd title

1:37PM PST on Feb 26, 2012

Wendy; I wish you luck in producing your video to teach Pilates exercises that will revitalize people's sex life.

10:01AM PST on Feb 4, 2012


1:33AM PST on Feb 4, 2012

I think I've missed the point of this article.....

6:25AM PST on Feb 3, 2012

That is exciting! Best of luck in this next first-step :)

5:19AM PST on Feb 3, 2012

good article

9:19PM PST on Feb 2, 2012

Yes, the attitude of a beginner often helps to safeguard against strong mental blocks and prejudices

7:07PM PST on Feb 2, 2012


5:26PM PST on Feb 2, 2012

Good luck with your new class and your video pursuit. I really like Pilates, but haven't done it in awhile, guess I should 'begin' again as well. thanks for the post.

2:56PM PST on Feb 2, 2012

odd title for this article.

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