Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body - download pdf or read online

By David Emerson, Elizabeth Hopper

Survivors of trauma—whether abuse, injuries, or war—can turn out profoundly wounded, betrayed by means of their our bodies that didn't get them to safeguard and which are a resource of soreness. so that it will totally heal from trauma, a connection needs to be made with oneself, together with one’s physique. The trauma-sensitive yoga defined during this ebook strikes past conventional speak treatments that concentrate on the brain, by means of bringing the physique actively into the therapeutic approach. this enables trauma survivors to domesticate a extra optimistic dating to their physique via light breath, mindfulness, and move practices.

Overcoming Trauma via Yoga
is a publication for survivors, clinicians, and yoga teachers who're drawn to mind/body therapeutic. It introduces trauma-sensitive yoga, a changed method of yoga built in collaboration among yoga academics and clinicians on the Trauma middle at Justice source Institute, led through yoga instructor David Emerson, in addition to doctor Bessel van der Kolk. The publication starts off with an in-depth description of trauma and post-traumatic tension affliction (PTSD), together with an outline of the way trauma is held within the physique and the necessity for body-based therapy. It bargains a quick background of yoga, describes quite a few varieties of yoga quite often present in Western perform, and identifies 4 key issues of trauma-sensitive yoga. Chair-based workouts are defined that may be included into person or team remedy, concentrating on particular therapy targets, and transformations are provided for mat-based yoga periods. every one workout comprises trauma-sensitive language to introduce the perform, in addition to pictures to demonstrate the poses. The practices were provided to a variety of members and teams, together with women and men, kids, returning veterans, and others. Rounded out through invaluable costs and case tales, the publication offers mindfulness, respiring, and yoga routines that may be utilized by domestic practitioners, yoga lecturers, and therapists for you to domesticate information, tolerance, and an elevated reputation of the self.

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One little boy wriggled in his chair. “Marco, sit up. Don’t wriggle,” the teacher said. He looked at her, then down at the sheet. At the very same moment, he shot his right leg out toward the desk next to his. “Marco, sit still. ” Marco looked down at the paper in front of him, and then his gaze drifted to the pencil neatly lying in its groove just above the sheet. He picked it up, rolled it around in his fingers, and then set it down. Next he twisted his head to see what the kids in the row behind him were doing.

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