As we process trauma through the mind, we also have to process it through the body. During this class, we will be using the breath as our vehicle.
After experiencing a traumatic event, the nervous system can enter a heightened state. Using the breath as our guide, we will be inviting rest into our body so that healing can occur.
Our mind is ever flowing, and is constantly trying to keep us alert and alive even after a traumatic event has passed. Our body cannot heal in this heightened state. In this class, we will calm the mind using the breath and gentle movements. This in turn will allow healing to occur naturally throughout the body.
This gentle yoga practice is for all levels. It can be practiced on a mat on the floor, or modified while sitting in a chair.
If there is a movement that you cannot do (or do not have the limb to do so), you can still achieve the same benefit by visualizing yourself doing the movement. You do not actually have to move to benefit from this class. Movement is very nurturing for some, but for others, it is more supportive to visualize the movements.
Both methods will achieve the same results. You will be able to calm the mind and invite healing into the body by simply listening to this class.
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