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Flexible: What is flexible? How is it to be understood to be flexible? Where does the word come from? Here you can find out a lot about the adjective flexible, how it is used and how it can be used. You also get a lot of information about related words that have something in common with flexible, synonyms (similar words) too flexible. Below you will also find antonyms, i.e. opposites, too flexible. The term flexible stands for a personality trait, a quality that can also be developed. Here in this Yoga Wiki article you will also find autosuggestions about this flexible trait. We hope you get such good food for thought for your personal development. Flexible is the adjective for flexibility. Some more suggestions about being flexible can be found in a larger article, Keyword flexibility. Now, first of all, a few explanatory words too flexible:

Being flexible can mean constantly adapting to the most varied of circumstances and reacting accordingly. Being physically and mentally flexible are important qualities in life.

Sukadev on flexibility

Is It Good To Be Flexible? Or should you be more steadfast at times?

When is it good to be flexible? And how can you also become more physically flexible?

These are some of the aspects that I will cover below.

To be flexible means to be able to bend over. Flex has something to do with bend, is a Latin word, inflection is inflection. And those who are flexible can also bend over. He can bow and adapt. Swami Sivananda, the great yoga master, liked to say: "Adapt, adjust, accomodate". That means, adjust to different people, to different situations, to different needs, be flexible. React flexibly. I actually mean that spiritual aspirants should Being able to be flexible. For example, there are situations where there is not much to do. Instead of being bored, enjoy the moment and do things a little slower. You need to do a lot, you don't have to think too long.

As a spiritual person, you should be able to do that too. And then there are situations where it is better to think a little longer, involve many others in the decision, and then make the decision calmly, deliberately, leisurely. Are you flexible enough to react differently?

There are people who are very sensitive. There it is important that you speak very gently. If you talked to them too loudly, they would flinch. There are the hypersensitive, the hypersensitive. You have to be gentle on that. And there are others who will not understand you if you are too gentle, so you have to be a little louder there. There are also people who don't hear properly, so you have to speak louder and clearer. And there are others, if you talk to them too loudly, their ears will hurt. So be flexible.

Of course people have their special abilities and sometimes you could say that it is good to find out who you are and to be that way. But sometimes that's a stupid excuse. Sometimes people say: "I'm just like that, that's not my thing". In doing so, they hurt others. Yes, it is good to know your strengths and to use them, it is also good to know your limits. But many limits are self-made limits and you do not know many of your strengths. Be flexible and learn to react differently. Wonder how good is it to be in the situation? Should I be quick and brisk, spontaneously, should I wait or should I do nothing? Should I approach someone calmly, leisurely, or should I speak a little louder?

Should I just let people do it or should I openly make a suggestion or even criticize? Be flexible, so you can become free.

Yoga as a way to be more flexible

Yoga, especially Hatha Yoga, makes people more flexible. There are so-called physical exercises, the asanas. These are often stretching exercises where, for example, you stretch your legs in the forward bend, and in the backward bend you stretch your chest, where you naturally make the various ligaments flexible in the rotating seat. Hatha Yoga makes people more flexible. And so it is also very important to keep expanding this flexibility.

Hopefully, physical flexibility will also help you be more mentally flexible. And even when you attend yoga classes, it is sometimes gentler, sometimes more demanding, sometimes calmer, sometimes more dynamic. A yoga teacher should also be able to flexibly adapt yoga lessons to the needs of the participants.

There are yoga teachers who specialize and always do gentle yin yoga. And there are others who do more intense power yoga. There may also be a need for specializations. I always have a tendency to be flexible myself. Sometimes I want to be able to teach advanced and sometimes very gently.

I love pushing athletic people to do things they haven't been able to do before, and I also love showing people who are having physical difficulties how to gently practice yoga so that they can also make progress .

Ask who I am, know yourself and be free - this is what Swami Shivananda liked to say, but he also said, be flexible, be empathetic and respond to others. Situations are also different. Instead of complaining about situations, take on various opportunities and situations to learn how to respond flexibly.

If you want to learn, you have to adapt to different situations instead of always using what you can already do. Be flexible, respond to others and then create.

Of course, you should not only be flexible, there are also good reasons to consciously design something.

Video flexible

Here is a video of the lecture on the topic Flexible :

Author / speaker: Sukadev Bretz, founder of Yoga Vidya, seminar leader on the topics of yoga and meditation.

Flexible audio lecture

Here is the audio track of the video above Flexible :

Flexible - related terms

Here are a few words related to flexible. First a few words that have the same root:

  • The noun too flexible is flexibility.
  • The noun agent, i.e. the word that designates the agent, is more flexible.
  • One verb to do this is show flexibility.

Opposite of flexible - antonyms

An antonym is an opposite. Sometimes virtues are best understood by relating them to their opposite. Sometimes the opposite of a virtue is also a virtue, sometimes a vice or a vice. So here are some opposites of flexible, i.e. antonyms:

Balancing virtues

Much that is taken to extremes becomes vice. So flexible also needs an opposite pole. Here are some opposite poles, i.e. positive antonyms too flexible:

  • Adjectives that denote an opposite pole, i.e. positive antonyms too flexible, are e.g. reliable, constant, persistent
  • Nouns that represent the opposite pole to flexibility are e.g. reliability, constancy, perseverance

Antonyms, negative qualities

Here are some examples of opposites, antonyms, of flexible, which can be viewed as vices or negative properties:

Similar words to flexible - synonyms

Synonyms are words with a similar meaning. Here are a few synonyms too flexible. Some of the synonyms have positive meanings. However, the following also applies: A virtue in a different context, or a virtue that is exaggerated, can also have a negative meaning.

Positive synonyms too flexible

So here are some examples of positive synonyms being too flexible:

Negative synonyms too flexible

An actually positive quality exaggerated or in another context can be negative. One can also see the same quality both positively and negatively. Here are some examples of negative synonyms too flexible:

Flexibility affirmations

Do you want to develop the quality of flexibility in you, let it become stronger, cultivate it? Here are a few tips on how to do this:

  • Classic autosuggestion: I am flexible.
  • Developmental Affirmation: I develop flexibility.
  • Miracle affirmation: Assuming I were flexible, how would that feel, what would change, how would I react?

Of course, a meditation in which you can let this quality become stronger in you is also helpful. You can find more information about this under the keyword Trait meditation. Also look under the keyword Cultivation of positive traits.

Here is a video with tips on cultivating virtues, traits:

See also

Properties in the alphabet before and after flexible

Here are some properties that come flexibly before or after in the alphabet:


Here are some properties as nouns with a similar first letter:

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