Photo Credit: My Bruises Are From, taken at Queens of the Mat Today you are beginning self-defense training. You have been considering this for quite some time. You still aren’t sure if you should. Or, if you can. You are terrified. You have lived through horrors that most cannot imagine. You know what people in this world
I can’t seem to quit diving head first towards all the things that scare the absolute sh*t out of me. For me, this is a benchmark of healing. After too many years, nearly two and a half spent fighting PTSD, I’m finally getting closer to once again being my true self. My freshman year of
From research for my report presentation for my 200HR Teacher Training, PTSD affects the brain, nervous system, hormones & chemicals, thyroid, and adrenal glands. Research also suggests that yoga can be an effective form of alternative treatment. Whether you are a yoga teacher interested in learning more about developing classes for trauma and PTSD, or
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. All information here was found in one of the resources listed and linked below, unless otherwise stated as my personal opinion based on my own experience with PTSD. As yoga becomes more widely practiced in the US and Western cultures, more and more research of it’s benefits is shedding
PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a fairly new term to describe the effect of traumatic events on the human brain and psyche. While many have heard of it, not many people realize that it is not just veterans who can suffer from it. All traumatic events in our lives have a lasting effect on us.