On Mirrors, Teachers, Expanders

Amitha Kalaichandran
7 min readAug 11, 2023
Shiva Performing the Dance of Bliss while Vishnu and Brahma Provide Musical Accompaniment (or…a depiction of mirrors/teachers/expanders!)
Original public domain image from
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

I don’t often (or ever!) write about spiritual elements of health and healing (not to mention ideas with no references or ‘reporting’ per se!) but one concept resonated with me recently, after someone sent me a viral Tiktok video (!). The second point made — about mirrors/teachers/expanders seems relevant for life on and off social media, as well as workplaces/companies because they are comprised of *people.* It’s a helpful framework…

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Amitha Kalaichandran

A physician, epidemiologist, medical journalist, and health tech consultant with an interest in the intersection of integrative medicine and innovation.