Month: April 2012

Shame in Couples Therapy

Shame plays a powerful role in distorting identity as it’s concerned with being defective, feeling overexposed or lacking worth in the eyes of others.  As we can imagine, shame also is a critical barrier to intimacy in couples. The aversive nature of shame leads some […]

Tantric Yoga

Tantric Yoga

Probably the most misunderstood or misinterpreted of all the yoga, the sixth branch of trantra is the pathway of ritual, which includes consecrated sexuality. The key word here is “consecrated” which means to make it sacred, to set it apart as something holy or hallowed. […]

Wired for Connection

We are wired for connection. It’s in our biology. The infant comes into the world with needs and getting the needs met is the source of survival.  As we grow older, our needs for connection naturally become more sophisticated but the need remains the same. It […]

Jnana Yoga

Jnana Yoga

If we consider bhakti to be the yoga of the heart, then jnana yoga is the yoga of the mind. Jnana yoga is the path of the sage or scholar. This path requires development of the intellect through the study of the texts of the […]