Entries tagged with “Pain”
Many of us have a hard time coping with negative emotions. This makes sense. “Painful feelings like anxiety, sadness, anger and shame tap into the parts of our brain that are conne…
Most of us have been unconsciously clutching the pelvic floor so consistently, and for so long, that we’re not even aware we’re stuck in an unnaturally frozen and weakened state.
This audio meditation is for those times when there’s discomfort in the body, whether emotional or physical, that doesn’t easily go away.
Over the last several years, I’ve come to believe that the greatest, most powerful, most courageous thing we can do in our lives is learn to befriend our pain. This idea is a majo…
Yoga and mindfulness can help us recognize that our discomfort has a flow.
“By staying with our woundedness, we encourage the other to stay with theirs; that is when and how healing happens.”
The best way to deal with pain is to figure out how to move through it
Chronic pain can be caused by lingering trauma, creating stress that is unresolved. Break the cycle.
This is how bad things have gotten: I am squatting on my floor by a low table to write this because I threw out my back again and I am in extreme pain. Pain, however, can lead to r…
In a world of constant sharing—a debate about how much is too much.
Therapists Seana McGee and Maurice Taylor explain the dark side of compassion.
How I learned to tame my subscapularis muscles, buried behind each shoulder blade.
In our search to live and move through our lives without an excessive amount of pain, we must keep moving.
Sometimes an unnecessary burden can be very useful
Unlocking the wisdom of past hurts can help you heal yourself and others.
An M.D. faces the toughest test of a spiritual practice—healing herself from a terrible fall.
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Yin yoga works the connective tissue that wraps around our muscles and carries messages from the brain. By practicing yin yoga, we may be able to reprogram some of the physical patterns causing chronic pain.
An Interview with Vidyamala Burch
Even in anesthesia and pain-relief drugs, one size does not fit all.
"This being human is a series of / blindnesses that come and go. / But we can outlive our mistakes,"
Pain and emotions are inextricably linked. Here is what your pain is trying to tell you and three ways to release stuck emotions and heal chronic back pain.
Building a practice of being with your emotions.
Chronic pain—that’s pain that lingers for at least 12 weeks or longer—afflicts about 20 percent of the American public. Managing that pain emotionally and physically isn’t easy, and is the focus of intense scientific study. For the latest news in pain management, read on.
When we suppress emotional energy, it lands in the energy system for the physical body, generating or exacerbating pain, illness and disease.
A Q&A with EFT expert Nick Ortner
Until my cancer diagnosis, I’d never been ill. I was terrified and nothing was helping me conquer the fear. Initially, I felt a traumatic paralysis, the fast-breathing, huddled fea…
Suffering is Optional. Here’s how to find the teacher inside.
Excerpted from The Way of Rest by Jeff Foster
Yoga teachers often refer to the pelvis as “the junk drawer of emotions.” To let go of past emotional states, you have to let the hips get unstuck—rather literally. Here are 5 yoga poses that can open this chakra and restore motion and flow to your hips.
Sometimes it’s better to feel pain than nothing at all
If we all speak our truth, no matter how heavy or how trivial our stories seem, then together we can light the way toward a new future and a new story, one that is no longer based on silence and shame.
—ZAINAB SALBI Freedom Is an Inside Job, by Zainab Salbi.
Pain can offer an invitation to soften, writes Mark Coleman, the founder of the Mindfulness Institute.