3 Restorative Yoga Poses To Help Heal Trauma
The effects of traumatic experiences on any level can be debilitating to our health and detrimental to our emotional balance.
Dr. Peter Levine, a leading expert in the somatic healing of trauma, states that Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is not a “…pathology to be managed, suppressed, or adjusted to, but the result of a natural process gone awry.”
Despite the understanding that traumatic symptoms are often a legitimate, natural response to the experience of a dangerous event, a stigma still exists for those who suffer. Many are left ashamed and thinking, “Why can’t I just get over this and move on?”
To provide symptomatic relief, current therapeutic approaches often focus on utilizing cognitions to restructure destructive thought patterns, to help make sense of emotional distress and ultimately change undesirable behaviors.