Why Trauma-Informed Yoga & Mindfulness?
Trauma is both biological and physiological.
Trauma affects the body in complex ways. For women and children who have been raped, tortured and sexually abused, it is simply unsafe for them to feel the sensations within their bodies. It is unsafe for them to truly be in their bodies.
When the body cannot be inhabited, women and children find it extremely difficult to heal the wounds of sexual abuse.
In healing trauma, it is vital to address the sensations within the body and to help women and children to reconnect with their bodies in a safe and gentle way.
Trauma-informed yoga, together with mindfulness are tremendously effective in supporting women and children to safely reconnect with their bodies. As we bring attention to the body and work towards healing it through yoga and mindfulness, the healing of the mind and opening of the heart swiftly follow.