Category Archive: Yoga For Trauma Survivors

A Conversation On Loss, Grief & Trauma

For me, yoga was the tool that introduced me to my own stunning inner world. It is a world rich with joy, gratitude and love. But those feelings were eclipsed by the emotion of pain, loss,… Continue reading

Five Hacks For Living A Happier Life

A happy life is found by embracing yourself —your scars, experiences, body, talents and abilities. So often you’re pulled out of joy by self-judgement and an unwillingness to accept the ups and downs of life. While some people… Continue reading

Backbend Flow to Cultivate Happiness

While the title of this class implies creating happiness, a more apt description would be to look for happiness within. Even though we often find ourselves in unhappy or challenging circumstances, yoga would… Continue reading

Understanding & Working With Emotion: A User’s Guide

For the first six months of my yoga practice, every time I held the yoga pose Upward Bow I would cry. Tears would well up and seep out, and I had no idea why.… Continue reading

Meditation on Noticing the Inner Body

The longer you practice yoga, the more intimate your relationship with yourself becomes. A part of that intimacy is noticing the depth and richness of your presence. On a subtle level this speaks to… Continue reading

Knowledge & Love of Self: Yoga For Happiness & Contentment

The way common birds flit around and sing to each other always reminds me how we’re all connected. Hearing birds sing, especially sparrows and finches, helps me know I’m not alone. The birds of prey: hawks,… Continue reading

The Trauma Survivors Guide to Yoga: Coming Back to the Present

Most survivors of trauma are in some way disconnected from the present moment. In an effort to cope with the massive pain and terror they’ve experienced, they shut down. Chronic or overwhelming distress… Continue reading