Creating Waves of Awareness
I’m going to teach you something that completely changed my yoga practice and my life.
Here it is: “80% of yoga poses and stretches are a complete waste of time!”
Here’s how it works: there is a principal called the “80/20 rule” that basically says 80% of your
progress (in anything) comes from 20% of your efforts.
So 20% of your yoga poses and stretches will almost always deliver 80% of your results…… and the rest (meaning the majority) are really not very productive at all. Sad, but true.
Most of us waste a lot of time practicing postures that don’t do much, if anything, and this is why I spend more time practicing on my own than I do in classes.
Here’s why this matters: “If you dump the 80% of stretches that are only generating 20% of your flexibility results (and focus only on the 20%)… you’ll get bendy 16x faster.
I’m not going to get into the math here, but trust me, the results are 16x faster!
When I first learned this, I’d been doing 50+ postures per day for years, and figured my way MUST be the right way. I was dead wrong.
The 80/20 principal is a law of nature. If you practice smart, you move ahead 16x faster.
Practice wrong and you’ll wallow around with a stiff, sluggish body for ages.
This is why I developed the Gravity Poses for flexibility. These poses ALL fall into the 20% of postures that deliver 80% of the results (or more).
And here’s something even weirder. The 80/20 rule applies to everything, not just yoga… but that’s more than I can go into here