chronic pain

Working with Samskaras To Find Quiet

As I have been dealing with intense joint pain, particularity when waking up, I have been taking to heart a quote that I heard awhile back that “the brain is like velcro for negative experiences and teflon for positive ones”. The acceptance of this statement has been leading my practices. In yoga, the “velcro” might […]

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Change Pain With Somatic Movement and Distraction

The most powerful thing to change pain is your own mind. A practice used in Yoga Therapy for healing pain is the method of distraction. Distraction is about re-investing some of your focus. It does not mean the pain is gone. For instance, we often use the breath as an awareness point to distract ourselves

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Avoid Being Or Having A Pain In the Neck

As I was thinking about putting together a Somatic Yoga practice to balance and relieve the neck muscles, I overheard someone use the term “a pain in the neck” to describe someone else. How odd it is that we choose the anatomy of the neck to describe someone who is irritating; particularly a neck that

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