Yoga of Resilience

Embodying a Practice to Thrive Through Hardship


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Imprint or Series:Toplight Books

About the Book

At its core, Yoga invites practitioners to live fully in the midst of hardship while staying open to the possibility of being transformed by life experiences of all kinds. A seasoned Yoga teacher and writer, the author confronts the ways in which modern Yoga has strayed from its original purposes, challenging current perspectives of practice, balance and peace.
Drawing on the foundations of Yoga philosophy, this book provides guideposts for living a resilient life through deepening the understanding and experience of Yoga. Chapters provide practical and applicable tools to reclaim old practice of Yoga as a way to be fully alive and aware, thereby unpacking the resistance, judgment and impatience that stand in the way of living a resilient life.

About the Author(s)

Kelly Golden is a Yoga teacher, student, and writer living in Asheville, North Carolina. She is the owner of Vira Bhava Yoga School, which educates all levels of aspiring Yoga students, teachers, and seekers.


Bibliographic Details

Kelly B. Golden
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 183
Bibliographic Info: 24 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8722-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4867-5
Imprint: Toplight

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Introduction: The Myth of Modern Yoga 5
1. Resilience Unpacked 13
2. Stress and Resilience 20
3. Requirements of Resilience: The Identity Challenge 27
4. Resilience Requires Connection 40
5. Enchantments of Experience 52
6. Effort and Ease: The Fallacy of Dichotomy 59
7. Truth and Faith: The Misunderstanding of Belief 67
8. The Tool of Hope 74
9. Want, Desire, and Longing Are Not the Same Thing: Reading the Messages of Emotion 84
10. The Wound 91
11. The Weapon 98
12. The Art of Critical Thought 107
13. Metabolizing Our Hardships 115
14. Resiliency Is Maturity 131
15. Tools and Supports 138
16. Conclusion 151
Thanks and Acknowledgments 155
Index of Āsanas with Brief Instruction 157
Bibliography 169
Index 173