We each have a physical self that physical fitness addresses. We also each have an inner self that only inner fitness work addresses.
Imagine arriving at your favorite yoga class ready to exert yourself in all the ways that the class requires. You unroll your mat, ready to go. But instead of the teacher moving you through salutation-to-the-sun movements she has you recite the capital city of each state. WTF!
Reciting state capitals is not the kind of work that will lengthen and stretch your body, and leave you with the physical results you desire.
When it comes to strengthening your inner fitness look for practices and teachers that will help you achieve the results you are after. The three foundational pillars of inner fitness are acknowledgment of your inner self, becoming aware of your internal habits and patterns and disrupting and rewiring the unproductive patterns.
Achieving sound inner fitness results requires applying sound inner fitness practices and strategies. If you are reciting capitals - or doing anything else that does not strengthen your skill for working with the three foundational pillars - you are in the wrong place.