Queering/querying the body provides a means for disrupting social norms of the body; not by expanding the repertoire of socially acceptable bodily expressions, but by working to disable the act of body norming itself.
Some dimensions of safety which yoga can provide include grounding, boundary-making, and internal core support.
PTSD is a body/mind illness diagnosed in military and civilian populations worldwide.
The language of image is one we speak every night as we dream. It just takes a little prompting for us to be able to develop our latent facility with this language. Simple questions, such as “What does this image remind you of?” open the messages from images in powerful ways.
Attaining your highest-possible level of brain health requires an approach that includes psychospiritual development, which in turn, will open up new levels of awareness and vitality.
The Latin word “homunculus” or “little man” was first used in the late 1500’s as a theory of thought of gestation that each man carried a complete little man inside himself.
Each time someone takes a deep breath, they are using their physiology to overcome the residual effects of trauma and stress.
Violence has become a structural part of the Colombian psyche perpetuating wounds even in the youngest members of the population. Healing these wounds is now a priority of peace agreements.
The nearly half century dialogue between Buddhism and Western psychology has created a potential forum for a mutually enriching exchange.
Since meditation research has increasingly focused on methods like mindfulness, we have come to see contemplative practice in general as taking a top-down approach to lowering stress and building resilience.
The Hawaiians called the Europeans who landed on their shores in the late 1700s “haole.” This means breathless, or without breath.
Have you ever wondered why the trend in modern science, scholarship, and practical expertise seems inexorably headed in one direction—towards more and more narrow specialization?
Christine Caldwell’s book, Bodyfulness: Somatic Practices for Presence, Empowerment and Waking Up in This Life, pushes back against the current mindfulness craze in the name of “bodyfulness,” a contemplative principle that focuses on attunement to one’s lived experience of the body.
Recognizing and embodying our interconnected wholeness within, with others, and with the world and universe around us is fundamental to the practice of iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation.
Pilgrimage condenses the journey for spiritual liberation that can take an entire human lifetime or more into a few short weeks on the road.
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome is a surprisingly pervasive disorder suffered by hundreds of thousands of people in the United States alone.