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Entries tagged with “Pain”

8 Creative Techniques to Cope with Painful Emotions

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…

A Hidden Path to Stress Relief

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.

Audio Meditation: In the Flow of Discomfort

This audio meditation is for those times when there’s discomfort in the body, whether emotional or physical, that doesn’t easily go away.

Befriending Pain

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…

Being in the Flow of Heartache and Pain

Yoga and mindfulness can help us recognize that our discomfort has a flow.

Book Review: The Nest in the Stream

“By staying with our woundedness, we encourage the other to stay with theirs; that is when and how healing happens.”

Breaking the Cycle of Fear

The best way to deal with pain is to figure out how to move through it

Chronic Pain, Trauma, and the Nervous System

Chronic pain can be caused by lingering trauma, creating stress that is unresolved. Break the cycle.

Contemplating Injury: What Yoga Has Taught Me About Pain

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…

Do We Talk Too Much About Our Pain?

In a world of constant sharing—a debate about how much is too much.

Empathic to a Fault?

Therapists Seana McGee and Maurice Taylor explain the dark side of compassion.

Healing Neck and Shoulder Pain

How I learned to tame my subscapularis muscles, buried behind each shoulder blade.

Help Your Nervous System Manage Pain

In our search to live and move through our lives without an excessive amount of pain, we must keep moving. 

How I Finally Awakened from My Past Lives

Sometimes an unnecessary burden can be very useful

How Our Wounds Can Help Us Heal

Unlocking the wisdom of past hurts can help you heal yourself and others.

How To Heal From A Disaster

An M.D. faces the toughest test of a spiritual practice—healing herself from a terrible fall.

Lessons from Yin Yoga for Managing Chronic Pain

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.

Living Well with Chronic Pain

An Interview with Vidyamala Burch

One Reason Women Feel Pain Differently

Even in anesthesia and pain-relief drugs, one size does not fit all.

Poem: Knowing, Drinking, and Seeking

"This being human is a series of / blindnesses that come and go. / But we can outlive our mistakes,"

Releasing the Emotional Roots of Back Pain

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.

Riding the Wave of Emotions

Building a practice of being with your emotions.

Science & Spirit: Acupressure, Cannabis and Scorpions for Pain Relief (eek!)

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.

Separating Physical Pain from Emotional Pain

When we suppress emotional energy, it lands in the energy system for the physical body, generating or exacerbating pain, illness and disease.

The Key to Stress-Free Living: The Tapping Solution

A Q&A with EFT expert Nick Ortner

The Process of a Miracle Cure

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…

The Tao of Chronic Pain

Suffering is Optional. Here’s how to find the teacher inside.

The Unexpected Gifts of Pain

Excerpted from The Way of Rest by Jeff Foster

What’s Hiding in Your Hips?

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.

Why Pain Feels Good

Sometimes it’s better to feel pain than nothing at all

Why Share Your Pain

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.

Working Mindfully with Physical Pain

Pain can offer an invitation to soften, writes Mark Coleman, the founder of the Mindfulness Institute.

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