Healing, Yoga and Practice
I have this saying: “Practice Makes Product”
Essentially, whatever you apply yourself to practicing you become. A long-time lesson from some of my earliest teachers as they would constantly say: “What you do in here (dojo/studio) is what you will do out there (the world). I took that on with conviction and committed to stepping up my personal performance. Giving it my all so that I could become something more.
How does this apply to healing? What does healing and practice have in common?
I often find that most conditions happen because a person is not paying attention. They lose focus from themselves because they’re focused on everyone and everything else. When you bring focus back onto yourself you will begin to notice the little things. Those little things are the initial signs to tell you where to go and what to do next. For example: A severe low back problem first started with a slight lean of your body to the right side and at the same time a small incremental loss of strength in your left hamstring muscle group. How would you have known? That’s the answer I’m getting to… You would’ve known from your practice!
When you practice yoga you are focused on you, on your alignment, your performance, your feelings, your breath… you get it? When you focus on these things you then have choices to make that relate to them. The things you might say to yourself would be: Why are my hips crooked? How come I’m so weak on my left leg? What is holding me back from twisting into this posture? It’s the process of the practice that brings on the questions that leads to the answers that creates the solutions that manifests into who we become and how we experience life.
The question is, How would you have known if it wasn’t for the practice? How would you? Exchange the crooked body alignment for a feeling of un-wellness in your gut, or chronic dizzyness, or consistent breathing troubles, or feeling a bit tighter in your practice clothes… How would you have known if you had never put it into practice?
First, start to practice and practice with this thought in mind, “What I do in here I become out there…” and then pay attention.
The more you practice, the more you will see, the more you see, the more you learn and as you learn more about yourself you’ll discover the areas that you need to pay attention to.
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