Welcome back to Yoga Fusion! Today we’re doing Yoga For Focus – we add strength training to yoga while we take the time to celebrate what we can do while we focus less on the things that (we think) hold us back.
That’s how true focus is achieved! And by focus, I’m not referring to no longer killing time on social media. I’m referring to having less of the distracting thoughts that pull us away from what matters; the distracting thoughts that tell us it’s ok to give up, we wouldn’t succeed anyway; the thoughts that tell us we can’t do it, so why bother?
Yoga for focus: Go from a “can’t do” to a “can do” attitude!
In how to deal with frustration I discussed that too often we focus on what is not available (which makes us frustrated, feeling stuck as if there’s nothing we can do to move forward) vs. what is available. That’s directly related to today’s intention: “I can do.”
Today with yoga for focus we focus on what we can do.
- Yes, you may not have the capital to start the business, but there must be something you CAN actually do to move forward towards your dreams. What is it?
- Yes, you may not have 30 or 40 minutes to exercise today, but surely you have 5? Why not take advantage of those minutes?
The problem is that sometimes the things we can do are not as glamorous as the things we cannot do. Surely 40 minutes of exercise are sexier than 5; starting a business with a 500k investment is flashier than starting with 1k; doing weird yoga poses is more impressive than a humble 40-min yoga for focus practice at home.
But the longer we spend thinking about the 40 minutes we don’t have or the 500k we lack, the longer we’re stuck, making zero progress. If focus is putting our effort towards our dreams, then thinking about what we can’t do is exactly the opposite.
If our dreams are really important to us, then we have to make do with what we have. We can’t give up. Even if what we can actually do is not glamorous; even if what we can actually do is ugly; even if what we can do won’t immediately take us to our goal but will only move us a little.
Today’s yoga for focus is an opportunity to think about what we can’t do a little less…
…And celebrate what we can do a little more!
So if you’re ready, let’s do it!
Modifications are shown within the yoga for focus video.
- Yoga mat
- One dumbbell for our strength-training portion (hamstrings + glutes!)
How did you like doing yoga for focus? Did you think of any instance where you’d be better off focusing more on what you can do vs. what you can’t? Leave a comment below.