Building Resiliency: Your Guide To Life's Challenges

Resiliency is the mental reservoir of strength that people are able to call on in times of need to carry them through life's challenges. By learning how to be more adaptable and flexible, you'll be better equipped to respond when faced with a life crisis. Resilient people often utilize these events as an opportunity to branch out in new directions. While some people may be crushed by abrupt changes, highly resilient individuals are able to adapt and thrive.

Those lacking resilience get easily overwhelmed, and may turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms. Resilient people tap into their strengths and support systems to overcome challenges and work through problems.

While some people seem to come by resilience naturally, these behaviors can also be learned. In the face of crisis or struggle, finding your purpose can play an important role in recovery. This might mean becoming involved in your community, cultivating your spirituality, or participating in activities that are meaningful to you.

By facing challenge and flowing with what is, rather than trying to force what isn’t you can unlock your stress resilience, improving health and happiness. The next time you step onto your mat, set an intention to examine how you respond to frustration and uncertainty, and see what happens.