Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body

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Published USA, 2011
This book introduces trauma-sensitive yoga, a modified yoga program developed at the Trauma Centre at Justice Resource Institute in Massachusetts, USA. Expanding beyond traditional talk therapies that only focus on the mind, trauma-sensitive yoga allows trauma survivors to cultivate a more positive relationship with their bodies through mindfulness, breathing and gentle yoga exercises. The book provides an in-depth description of PTSD, explores the four key characteristics of trauma-sensitive yoga, and presents a trauma-sensitive yoga practice sequence that can be incorporated by home practitioners, yoga teachers and therapists.

David Emerson founded the Trauma Centre Yoga Program in the USA with Bessel van der Kolk.
Paperback. 157 pages
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