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.
Six months ago I was in an emotionally abusive marriage and my husband attempted to use the threat of suicide as a manipulation tactic. There had been many other events leading up to this grand finale, as well as other toxic relationships in my life at the time that added to the stress. It wasn’t until