Every human walking around on the planet has been pained. Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes and leaves its residue in our mind, body, and Soul. And while we cannot change what has happened to us, we can choose how it will transform us. We can choose what happens next.
This is not just a how-to guide, but a me-too guide. In these pages, Dr. Azita Nahai, PhD, shares her deeply personal approach to transforming your life's pain into purpose. This new template for healing marries science and the soul by incorporating key tools and concepts from both evidence-based research and Kundalini yoga. Based on Dr. Nahai’s 6 Principles of Awareness, this step-by-step plan offers coping strategies and exercises that shaped her own healing journey and will help you dive deeper into yours.
By following this guide, you will change the way you relate to your pain and awaken to your greater purpose. Your dharma is just that: living a life of purpose, mission, and meaning—not in spite of your pain but because of it. Trauma to Dharma® will help you refashion your wounds into wisdom and turn the shit that life has thrown at you into fertilizer.
Dr. Azita Nahai is a Kundalini yogi, activist, speaker, and trauma specialist. She is the founder of Trauma to Dharma®, an experiential method that integrates a holistic mind-body-spirit approach to healing trauma and transforming one’s pain into purpose. A domestic abuse survivor-turned-thriver, Dr. Nahai experienced something missing in her own recovery, and so, she created this program to fill the void. Her decades of research support the use of Kundalini yoga and meditation as a valuable therapeutic modality in post-traumatic growth. As a change agent she is fueled by her passion to empower others to become conscious and active participants in their own healing. She hopes her work will continue to help survivors access their true power to realize their dharma and transform their pain into a purposeful and joyful life. She lives and teaches in Los Angeles, California.