Treating PTSD, Other Illnesses and Traumas with Yoga

by Elise Bowerman

More and more doctors and researchers are finding the benefits of incorporating yoga into a treatment plan for those suffering from traumatic experiences and/or post-traumatic stress syndrome. One of the largest discoveries in treating trauma is for the person to be among peers during the healing process. No cookie-cutter, one-fits-all method is working. A yoga class dedicated to trauma victims is a healthy and safe way to begin or maintain the healing process no matter what the trauma may be.

As information grows, so will this list to help you heal yourself or loved one.

Yoga Classes for Mindfulness

Please note these are not for any specific area of trauma, the teacher(s) take a slow, exploratory approach to movement and the mind in a safe and gentle way.

Be sure to share what you are comfortable with in regard to your situation/trauma. Teachers need to be aware of what state you are in physically and mentally so that they can be effective in your recovery and yoga practice.

Private, one-on-one sessions are strongly encouraged, as well.

  • Yoga for the Emotional Body at Namasté, Royal Oak

Where did everyone go?

You need more help after birth than before. When you’re pregnant, people open doors, carry things, and smile at how much you glow. Once baby comes, where do all those people go? You’re on your own now, expected to know everything, and take care of your baby like every other mom. As if doing it all yourself is some bullsh*t right of passage. We all love baby, but let’s not forget about mom.

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