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The subconscious is a psychological term that means “below the threshold of one’s conscious mind”.
“One should offer oblation to her own body and nurture it well.” Ṛg Veda 127: 12 October 8, 1995, Ved Vignan Mahavidyapeeth Ashram, Bangalore, India. It’s Navarātri  (“Nine Nights of the Goddess”) and I’ve been getting up early every day at 4:00 a.m. (the holy hour of brahma muhūrta when all the benevolent laws of […]
The priorities of maternal concerns – caring for all the members of the society in a nurturing and supportive way inform the way matriarchal societies are organized. If we are going to be able to create communities that are informed by these same values, we have to – both men and women – change our […]
Dance Research Journal (2002) 34 (2) 46-62. “reprinted by  permission  of the author”  …I often begin the first class by asking, “Where is your mind?” Usually, the students will immediately point to (or place their hands on) their heads. However, several years ago   one person offered a different response: He placed his hand on his […]
What is the story you tell yourself about who you are? Is it true? Is it time to change the story you carry within to align with your inner truth? I believe that we all have inner wisdom and gifts that can be obscured by a sense of disembodiment— a deadening of one’s feelings as […]
Michelle Woo interview with Zabie Yamasaki This article was originally published here: https://redditblog.com/2016/03/01/in-the-aftermath-of-sexual-assault-yoga-provides-healing/ and is reprinted with permission from Zabie Yamazaki and the author, Michelle Woo.” In a university conference room, 10 women rest on yoga mats. One is laying flat on her back, her palms facing the ceiling. Another is sitting up with the […]
Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, United States For more information or to try MAP Training, please visit:  MAPTRAINMYBRAIN.COM Sexual violence against women often leads to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental illness characterized by intrusive thoughts and memories about the traumatic event (Shors and Millon, […]
Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, United States For more information or to try MAP Training, please visit:  MAPTRAINMYBRAIN.COM More than one in every four women in the world experience sexual violence (SV) in their lifetime, most often as teenagers and young adults. These traumatic experiences […]
Interview conducted by Sachico Ohanks, SFZC Communications Coordinator used with permission of SFZC.org copyright David Bullard, a licensed psychologist and licensed marital and family therapist, has been practicing individual psychotherapy and couples therapy in San Francisco for over 30 years. A clinical professor at UCSF in both medicine and psychiatry, he acknowledges among his teachers […]
Childhood trauma has strong effects and leaves multiple fingerprints on the mind and the body, usually for a lifetime. Traumatic experiences are not always physical; emotional trauma can be just as toxic. A parent or caregiver may reject the child or barely recognize the child’s existence. Chronic withdrawal of affection or disinterest in a child’s […]
Before I became a body-centered relationship coach, I had been a yoga teacher and meditator for 18 years, but I was still having trouble in my relationships.  My studies of Buddhism, Tantric yoga philosophy, communication practices, self-help books, and therapy weren’t giving me the tools I needed to shift the unhealthy patterns I was struggling […]
Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from a book to be published in 2020: Re-Pairing: Seven Principles for Deeper Communication Perfect love is learning to love the very one who has made you unhappy. ~ Soren Kierkegaard Love involves the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real. ~ Iris Murdoch Hell […]

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