Ep. 16 | Contrary Action to Cultivate the Opposite
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In this episode of Luminous Recovery Yoga podcast, I explore the principle of contrary action. Basically, do the opposite. One of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld is "Opposite George." George realizes all of his instincts are wrong, so he does the opposite and has impeccable results. Sometimes, when we're changing our behaviors we don't know what the right action may be. So, we can try to do the opposite. If it feels like natural to be impulsive, what happens if you do nothing. If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got. This could be a way to try on new behaviors with low impact. It's also written in the Yoga Sutras (2.33). "When negative thoughts present themselves, cultivate the opposite."