I hope you found my previous explanation of Vedic Psychology helpful.
I would love to share my own personal realizations and points of empowerment after about a year of Vedic Psychology and what I did to get there using the tools of Vedic Psychology.
I’m a teacher at heart so whatever I learn I always want to share!
Vedic Psychology is a science developed by Dr. Dasa, an expert on the wisdom of the Vedas and Jessica, a licensed psychotherapist. The two combined is Vedic Psychology & Vedic Psychotherapy.
I realized I’ve used the words Psychology and Psychotherapy interchangeability (oops!). Psychology = philosophy and psychotherapy = the way it’s practiced in sessions and in real life.
My Top 3 Personal Healing Experiences
I learned the art of healthy communication.
Its been a journey identifying my emotions and expressing them!
I spent years disconnected from myself and never knew how to identify a proper emotion.
Most of my sentences started with she/he/them/they. Even when I would say “I feel…” I ended with an action like, “I had a shitty day, I feel like drinking a lot today. I feel like she was so rude to me.” *facepalm*
How I got there: I used a wonderful tool called the Feeling Wheel. I had it in front of me every time I was journaling, or in my sessions. I created an Awareness Meter that allowed me to follow the escalation of my emotions. I also invited people closest to me in a Vedic Psychology session guided by Jessica.
I am codependent and now a recovering codependent.
Lifting the veil of codependency has been my greatest discovery and transformation to self-love.
Co-depedency does not only evolve from having a parent or partner that has an addiction, which is what I initially thought.
I would say for the most part I was a functioning co-dependent on the outside. But living a co-dependent life meant that I put others before me which would lead me to really unhealthy relationships.
I constantly felt confused or unsure of my decisions full of fear and anxiety. I was unaware of how to set boundaries with family, friends, boyfriends, and work.
How I got there: I don’t think I can’t write all the Vedic Psych tools I did but essentially I began to build a relationship with myself by listening to my needs, valuing myself, and acknowledging my feelings. I also began an eye-gazing practice to tap into my Soul and intuition.
” I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself”
I am learning true Self-love.
Although this one is still a work in progress for me I’m beginning to notice that all this work is centered around loving my Self.
The action of acknowledging all the emotions, whether good or bad, makes me feel empowered. No emotion is wrong. And always going back to a quote that Jessica brings up to me”.…can you disappoint another to be true to yourself“
How I got there: Its definitely been a maze.
Introspective writing, eye-gazing, being honest with myself, being honest with others even when it means I may upset them or disappoint them. And lots of discipline.
Although that word sounds so strict and rigid, I’ve created a discipline to show up for myself and continue my Vedic Psych session similar to how I created a discipline to show up to my asana practice.
My yoga practice has definitely evolved. My body has changed because of the asanas but I appreciate all forms of physical activity now not just Vinyasa or movement-based Yoga, like how I did before.
The physical practice for me now serves as a reminder as to how I entered this wonderful path.
I’m slowly finding more sustainable ways to keep my mind and heart at ease.
It’s not easy though. Is still get frustrated, and sad. I still snap. But I have a new sense of awareness as to why that happened and every now and then can catch myself before I burst.
I hope you found my healing experience helpful.
For me, I enjoy Vedic Psychology because it puts things in the context of yoga stuff that I’m familiar with. We identify my samskaras, the impressions in my mind, and we move from that point of finding the root cause.
Perhaps you’re somewhere on your healing journey as well. I would love to hear from you!
Remember that the Yoga practice does not always need to be physical to be considered a practice.
If you’re looking to experience the yoga practice in its totality — mind, body, spirit — and not just physically, see if you can find something here!