image of Martine Ford of Spirit Yoga for blog, Endurance.

Endurance is the ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions; it is a lasting quality; stamina; longevity; durability.

I believe endurance is not a destination, it isn’t still or passive. Endurance requires action, it is moving through, not resisting or being up against anyone or anything. To endure requires balance; a balance of strength and care, determination and patience, effort and ease, concentration and curiosity, so as to have the stamina to last. Also throwing in a sense of humour couldn't hurt!

Endurance is the ability to sustain over time, to call from ourselves renewed commitment and effort when we are confronted with challenges or hardship. Endurance often requires tolerating discomfort, and may call on us to reach for resources and stamina we are not certain we possess. Endurance means that we remain steadfast even through criticism, monotony, and discouraging odds.

Endurance requires planfulness and balance, not just strength of will. Health and pacing often determine our ability to sustain. This means that we need to take care of ourselves if we care about the long term. ~ Wisdom Commons.

Building Endurance ~ TheSilverPen.com

1.      Establish clear goals.

2.      Follow a routine.

3.      Pace yourself.

4.      Recover.

5.      Record Progress.

6.      Choose your attitude.

7.      Have faith in yourself.

8.      Reach out for support.

9.      Count your silver linings.



· The best way out is always through. ~ Robert Frost

· Endurance is patience concentrated. ~ Thomas Carlyle.

· The best indicator of your level of consciousness is how you deal with life's challenges when they come. Through those challenges, an already unconscious person tends to become more deeply unconscious, and a conscious person more intensely conscious. You can use a challenge to awaken you, or you can allow it to pull you into even deeper sleep.~  Eckhart Tolle

· Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.~  Winston Churchill

· If you want to enjoy the rainbow, be prepared to endure the storm. ~ Unknown.

· Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes. ~ Buddha.

· Yoga teachers us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. ~ B.K.S Iyengar.

This was used as the Spirit Yoga Theme for the week, I hope it encourages you to remain steadfast during challenging times. 

Article by Martine Ford