Shaye's Pick | Thoughts about Resilience

Shaye's Pick | Thoughts about Resilience

by Shaye Molendyke | 2/05/2016

Recently I listened to a great podcast titled "Resiliency Trumps Happiness" that made me stop and think a little —just a little ;).

 

It dawned on me after listening to it that yoga and meditation don't necessarily MAKE us happy but they do make us more resilient. Resiliency is really the key as it allows us to come back from a setback in our lives or even perceive it differently which in turn produces feelings of accomplishment and yes, even feelings of being happy.

 

This article from Psychology Today takes it a step further and says resiliency trumps resistance and I agree. As we say, "what you resist persists."

 

EXCERPT:

The economy has caused financial hardship for so many people that the suicide rate among middle-aged men has skyrocketed. I understand how difficult things can get. Over the past decade, between my divorce and the recession, I’ve suffered numerous emotional and financial setbacks. Many times I’ve had to dig deep to find the motivation to keep going. The trick is knowing how to bounce back. As an unknown author once observed, “The bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you refuse to take the turn.” The good news is that resilience can be learned.

{FULL ARTICLE} Psychology Today: Resilience Trumps Resistance

 

Shaye Molendyke, Master Trainer & Co-creator of the  YogaFit for Warriors Program

 

YogaFit® for Warriors will help Yoga Teachers gain a deeper understanding of exactly how trauma gets stored in the body through the central nervous system and which yoga postures, breathing methods and meditation practices are particularly effective at releasing physical and emotional trauma at the autonomic level. 

 

Read more about our 100 Hours YogaFit Warriors Program.