Entries tagged with “Chronic Pain”

Listening for the Wisdom of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain isn’t always telling us that something is wrong, necessarily, but it is telling us something. When we can tune into the pain, listen to it, and care for it, we may act…

Living Well With Chronic Pain

An Interview with Vidyamala Burch

Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain

Mindfulness meditation can help us befriend the pain sensations and teach the brain that it doesn’t need to sound the alarm so hard.

Partners in Pain

Communicating to those you love can be the key to managing chronic pain.

Peace Becomes You

Holly NearCalico Tracks MusicHolly Near is a lovely example of a musical artist who balances personal creativity with a sense of compassion and justice. On her new double CD, Peace…

Releasing the Emotional Roots of Back Pain

Your back pain is trying to tell you something. Chronic back pain might be caused by stuck emotions.

Solutions for Tight Psoas Muscles

A simple yoga flow can alleviate your tight psoas, which could be causing you lower back pain, digestive and fertility issues, chronic stress, and more.

Survey Says Meditation Eases Chronic Pain for Prescription Opioid Users

Exciting new research indicates that mind-body therapies like meditation can help stem the tide of the opioid epidemic.

The Impact of Chronic Illness on Relationships

"In doing the research for our book, Love in the Time of Chronic Illness: How to Fight the Sickness, Not Each Other, my co-author and I learned from the couples and experts we interviewed that there are discernable opportunities, challenges, and coping strategies that emerge when illness becomes the third partner."

The Spiritual Meaning of Lower Back Pain

Seeking and acknowledging the spiritual meaning of lower back pain can set you on a course for recovery.

The Tao of Chronic Pain

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

Understanding the Healing Power of Rolfing

Rolfing often gets confused with deep tissue massage, but the therapy is far from it.

Video: Neck Pain Relief

Chronic neck pain isn't something you should leave untreated. Whether you are experiencing symptoms of fibromyalgia, old injuries or accidents, or simply poor lifestyle habits, thi…

What Your Headache Is Trying to Tell You

We all have headaches—and, thus, often just accept them. But what is actually causing that pounding head? And what is it trying to tell you?

What's Missing From Medicine: A Physician's Take on Overcoming Chronic Illness

Saray Stancic, MD, board-certified physician and the subject of the documentary Code Blue, explores what's missing in medicine and chronic illness treatment.

Yoga for Chronic Pain: Part 1

Yoga as an embodied mindfulness practice has the potential to change your brain. You can become aware of samskaras, habits or patterns, and discover tools to change them. Chronic p…

Yoga for Chronic Pain: Part 2

Pain is important: it tells us that something is wrong. As I discussed in my last post, however, many of us live with chronic pain that is not a danger signal, but rather a pattern…