Do you even know what day it is?

How often do you spend the day just running from one task to the next?

Sometimes life moves so fast we lose track of our body and how its responding and adapting to the day to day demands and stressors.

When this happens and life is moving faster than our awareness can keep up with, chances are good that the choices you’re making at that time may not be in your body’s best interest. Making decisions while unaware of the positive or negative consequences is similar to making choices while having no knowledge of the situation or facts.

For example, if you woke up an hour late on Monday morning and you didn’t have time to make breakfast and just drove straight to work-when you find enough time to squeeze 5-10 minutes into your schedule to eat you might just choose the food that’s right in front of you or drive through the closest fast food restaurant for the quick fix without realizing what nutrition you’re putting into your body.

The challenge is to stay aware of your body during the busy times so you can make the intelligent choices for your wellbeing.

Within all of our body’s resides an inner recuperate power that allows the 70 trillion cells to function together as one operating body.

Becoming more aware of this inner intelligence at work can be an intention that serves many purposes. Chiropractors refer to this inner intelligence “innate intelligence.”

All living body’s have an intelligence built within us to guide the molecules and atoms into coordinated action. The organization bespeaks intelligence and strives towards overall function for the greater good of the body. In essence, innate intelligence is a principle. A principle or law like the law of gravity. Its there and its working even though we can’t see it.

The innate intelligence of the body is where the wisdom resides for the number of heart beats needed, what nutrients to digest and which to eliminate and the inner immunity that we all poses to fight off the harmful infections and stress that our inner world fights every day through white blood cells and the rest of immune cells. The innate intelligence of the body has this inner wisdom that knows more than our educated intelligence and is the source of this topic we’re discussing about innate awareness for innate needs.

A quote by Lao Tzu states, “Those who have knowledge, don’t predict. Those who predict, don’t have knowledge.” Maybe Lao Tzu is saying that you can’t just talk or think about what it will be like, you have to experience it to know it.

Here are 3 Recommendations to Increase your Innate Awareness of Your Innate Needs:

1. Be Aware of Your Breathing.

When life is pulling you out of rhythm and chaos is in control, slow down the distracting thoughts and stress by being aware of your breathing. Breathing has an innate rhythmic process that can put you back in touch with how your body is adapting or compensating to the demands of the day.

2. Be Aware of Your Senses.

Your body has five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. Being aware of natural beauty around you like sunsets, the sounds of the songs you like to listen to, the smell of coffee or essential oils being diffused, the taste of the food you’re consuming throughout the day and the everyday textures of what you’re touching will keep your awareness more alive!

3. Receive Chiropractic Adjustments for the Removal of Vertebral Subluxation.

One way, but not the only way, of investing into wellbeing and becoming more aware of the innate needs is regular chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic adjustments focused on the facilitation of removing vertebral subluxation can influence your physiological ability to adapt to stress. Better adaption during demanding days allows you to keep your focus on the innate needs of your body.

This doesn’t mean that you’ll be invincible, it suggests that a body free of neurological interference due to vertebral subluxation will work more efficiently. A body working more efficiently allows your educated brain to focus on the day and on your body.

Greater adaptability through a higher functional neurological system can enhance your ability to pay attention to where you are and what’s around you. How fast is life going? What is your body adapting to? Become aware of the ground you stand on, the air you’re breathing in and the people who surround you.

Give yourself an opportunity to predict the best case scenario for your future by creating it through positive decisions and experiences by looking for those innate needs through your innate awareness that can lead you in the direction of your desired potential.

Trent Scheidecker, DC


Trent Scheidecker, DC | ChiroWay of Woodbury | Owner & Chiropractor
Trent Scheidecker, DC frequently visited his chiropractor when he was in high school and knew the benefits he experienced were worth the time and investment to become a chiropractor. He wanted to help his community experience a higher quality of life through regular chiropractic care. In 2010 Trent founded ChiroWay in Woodbury and since that time has served over 3,000 clients. He has been named “Best of Woodbury” in Woodbury Magazine seven times. Trent has also mentored colleagues in practice and franchised ChiroWay in 2012. Today, there are 8 ChiroWay locations throughout Minnesota.