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Attending to the Messages of Pain: Part 3 – Pain of the Soul

In last week’s article, we looked at pain and the brain, and how we can calm and rebalance our thinking mind with our wisdom layer (vijyanamayakosha) and our intellect (buddhi). As discussed, yoga views the physical, mental and spiritual parts of being (panchamayakosha) as interwoven – they all affect each other. Having less stress and agitation within

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Attending to the Messages of Pain: Part 2 – Pain and the Brain

Pain and the Brain Last week, we looked at what we can do to nourish and soothe our physical body (annamayakosha) to help relieve or reduce pain. This week, we’ll explore how the manomayakosha (mental body) and the vijynanamayakosha (wisdom body) contribute to us experiencing physical pain. Next week, I’m planning to look at how

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Attending to the Messages of Pain: Part 1 Pain in the Body

Photo by: Kindel Media at Pexels Pain in the Body – Pain in the Mind I could write volumes on pain. It is a mysterious and multilayered subject. The reason being is that pain is not only the product of the body but the mind also. In fact, (as many people are starting to recognise)

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Stand With Ukraine: Action Rightly Performed Brings Freedom

Photo from the BBC Website How Yoga Empowers Us to Stand for Democracy and Truth Yesterday I cancelled the Saturday morning Zoom class to join my Ukrainian friend at Downing Street, to protest against Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. We stood together in bright sunshine, under the clear sky surrounded by the yellow and blue of

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Strengthening Our Hearts to Bridge the Divide

Writing From My Heart to Yours Today, on the eve of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to write about love. I wanted to write about the heart and how we can tend to this heavenly body within us, enabling it to radiate loving-kindness, peace and joy. My writing mind had other ideas, it got frustrated and

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