“The way we construe pain, happens in the brain …our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves”. Studies for the the efficacy and benefits of yoga therapy are showing promising results for chronic back pain, cancer, auto-immune disorders and even with substance abuse.
Fists in your Sleep. What Does it Mean?
Besides our face, I think hands are the most expressive instruments we have to convey thoughts. We can talk with our hands and even signify emotions. Fisted hands often symbolize anger. So what does it mean if you wake up with balled fists? I actually didn’t even know I was doing it until I had such intense cramping in my forearms that I lost my ability to grip a suitcase on a recent trip. Doing what I do, I knew that my Body was obviously telling me something, so I… Continue Reading Fists in your Sleep. What Does it Mean?
Healing Chronic Pain
We take advice from almost everyone we know– our bosses, our kids, glossy magazines, the doctor, and even the local barista. But most of us ignore our most valuable source of wisdom: our bodies. When life gets hectic, it’s easy to check out, go on autopilot, and neglect your health. Our bodies respond to stress in many ways. Physical discomfort can happen as a result of any number of external causes, but it’s important to remember that your body, your mind, and your emotions are intricately and inextricably connected. Emotions… Continue Reading Healing Chronic Pain
Decoding the Body’s Physical Symptoms
The symbiotic relationship between physical symptoms and emotional symptoms is not an arbitrary one. Have you ever met someone who’s felt trapped in a dissatisfying situation or relationship, and simultaneously suffers from fatigue, exhaustion, or depression? Therein lies a perfect example of the mind/body connection.