Thursday, February 21, 2008


It comes in many forms in my life, but resistance is one of the most present issues that I have to be mindful of, and more often than not, I feel as if I'm trying really hard to overcome it. Which, of course, is counterproductive because even trying to overcome resistance can become its own form of resistance. *jeez*

Learning to observe and just let go of resistance rather than engaging its essence, is really where its at, me thinks. Much easier said than done though, for sure.

Earlier this week, while flipping through books and on-line journals, I found an article at Yoga Journal about overcoming resistance. A few ideas in this piece resonated with me, so I thought I'd pass it on (I have a "Take what you like and leave the rest" attitude when it comes to reading articles, books, etc.). Perhaps someone else may find something interesting, useful, or helpful in this article, as well.

Wishing all a happy Friday, free of (negative) resistance!


Anonymous said...

I totally like this post. I am not a yoga practioner (mostly because my body dosen't work that way), but I do try to practice meditation and breathing. When I want to write and feel blocked, I meditate and I concentrate on one "unblock" and repeat it. You post made me think of that idea, because I think you have to focus on the negative space around the resistance to move forward....

Yoga Grl said...

Welcome. I like the idea of addressing the negative space around the resistance, and doing so by saying "unblock" as a way to move forward. This can apply in so many situations as you pointed out....writing, meditation, breathing, etc. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing your thoughts.