Yoga does a lot of good on many levels. For starters, it cultivates calm while building strength and increasing flexibility. Yet for those of us who have experienced ACEs, the moves and environment that are meant to be relaxing may trigger anxiety or discomfort.
Trauma-sensitive yoga — or trauma-informed yoga — takes that into consideration. Yoga teachers who are trauma trained can help their students find breath and movement that is freeing and restorative at a pace that feels good.
When practiced in a way that serves our particular needs, yoga can be a powerful tool to help us get in touch with our body and cultivate a deeper compassion and love for ourselves.
Our friends from YogaEd have shared this video for you to give it a try.