Tag: Patanjali


All of us have an “internal subjective space”, the world of our internal experiences – of thoughts, emotions, perceptions, and the interpretations of these perceptions. Usually, people know where this internal space begins and where it ends – their “ego boundaries” are said to be intact. (I should emphasize that the word “ego” means very different things in western psychiatry and in yoga...
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Freud Meets Patanjali: Integrative Psychology Part 1

(Excerpted from my Medscape.com Blog for physicians) In this series, I hope to demystify and destigmatize eastern approaches to psychological health. To most western trained physicians, eastern conceptualizations of the body and the mind must seem like superstition or conjecture. The recent wave of new age commercialization of these ancient concepts has not helped. “Mind, Body and Spirit” is a...
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