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
“Soften” is a favorite phrase of many yoga instructors. It is a cue that reminds students to not strain into a pose, to relax even while making an effort. I’ve heard my friends in Yoga Teacher Training use it countless times and they seem to have gotten it stuck in my head. It has run
Since I signed up for Yoga Teacher Training last month and started the classes, I’ve had a number of people ask me if I intend to quit my job and do yoga full time. A couple of people even hinted that I shouldn’t, in their opinion, as they doubt my chance of success at it.