My yoga instructor, during one of our classes recently got me thinking. She said rather than focus on a ‘work out’ why not try a ‘work in’. Cool right. She went to say yoga is less about flexibility, more about becoming more conscious, more aware; less about strengthening and perfecting poses, more about poise and inner calm; less external, more internal, meditative and contemplative.

Hi, Dr. Andrew Arnold here, Chiropractor and owner, Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Ctr.

Dr. Andrew Arnold says, ‘As a Chiro, I often have my patients focus in one corner of a room when in actual fact the change I want to create happens in the opposite.’

The weird thing is, if they focus here, they won’t affect the change! An example is posture. Our postural muscles are controlled unconsciously, i.e. are found in one corner of the room to use my earlier analogy. I get my patients to focus on their conscious muscles and in so doing they train, improve and modify how their postural muscles behave.

This is the same with yoga. Focus your attention on working IN, and the working OUT takes care of itself.

In fact, it can’t work any other way.

Try applying this to your life and see what happens.

About the Author:

Dr. Andrew Arnold is a Chiropractor, married to Dr. Linda Wilson, the Stress Specialist and has two children, Isaac and Bella. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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