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.

Assuming the Whole Body Is Conscious Can Heal Puzzling Symptoms

What happens when you allow your whole body to have a conscious voice? “I have seen dramatic improvement in a variety of conditions when people begin assuming that the whole body has a form of consciousness that communicates about what’s going on in our lives.”

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: Outsmart Pain

Mindfulness and Vipasana meditation teacher Christiane Wolf kicks off her second book by introducing us to a simple equation: “Suffering = pain x resistance.”

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…

Coping With a Lupus Diagnosis

Cope with a chronic illness diagnosis through small, mindful changes to your everyday routine. “Chronic illness is just one iota, one tiny ingredient that can be added to the cosmic mixture of what makes up a human.”

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.

Ho’oponopono: Digesting Pain and Inviting Forgiveness

Address your spiritual wounds with the traditional Hawaiian cleansing practice of ho'oponopono of taking responsibility and seeking absolution.

How Hypervigilance to Pain Hurts

Unlock the fear-avoidance trap to step out of the cycle of suffering. Hypervigilance to pain can trap you in continued chronic pain.

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.