Each one of us who lives in a metropolitan city is a modern urban warrior. Modern lifestyles mean that time has become too short and we keep chasing dreams projected by social media. This has lead to a reduction in our bearing power – ie the power to withstand when things do not go as one would like.
Part 4: Endurance and Resilience
The ability to keep going forward even when hard knocks take one two steps back has become increasingly important. This requires one to be both physically and mentally fit – strengthening the core and channelling mental energy in the right direction rather than letting it dissipate.
Warrior 3 : Virabhadrasana 3
The qualities of endurance and resilience are illustrated perfectly when doing the Warrior 3 pose. The pose improves balance, posture, and full-body coordination. It requires the alignment of physical body and focus of the mind in order to stand on one leg with the arms, back and the extended other leg to remain in a straight horizontal plane. The intricacies of the pose and how the body and the mind respond to the pose are important observations to make.
Just as it took time to get into the best Warrior 3 on the mat, you know with time and dedication, you can transform the biggest struggles into strengths. Indeed and just as on the mat, amidst the daily challenges of modern urban living, your inner warrior will rise to the occasion and get you through anything.