By: Beth Wolfe
I was deeply moved and inspired by a recent weekend I spent immersed in Trauma Sensitive Yoga teacher training at Beloved Yoga in Reston.
Trauma/PTSD recovery is a topic that is personally dear to me, and I am grateful for the opportunity to use yogic techniques to contribute to the recovery of people affected by trauma in all forms. The training confirmed for me that yoga is a powerful tool in dealing with negative and/or disturbing experiences, and it sparked in me a passion to share these techniques.
Through the use of specific movement, breath, and meditation practices, traumatized people can heal by reconnecting to their bodies in a safe, deliberate way. Those who have experienced trauma in their lives know that the effects show up not only in the mind, but in the body and spirit. The tools that yoga brings to alleviating traumatic stress are tremendous gifts to those who suffer.
For more info on Trauma Sensitive Yoga, visit www.traumasensitiveyoga.com.
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