Posts tagged Yoga
Trauma: A Free MasterClass for Yoga Teachers and Holistic Wellness Practitioners

Be a facilitator with integrity. Learn about trauma theory and how to adjust your teachings via a trauma informed lense. Eleanor talks about what happens to the system during trauma, why it is important to balance the nervous system, and we introduce you to alternative education opportunities to fine tune your skills as a Trauma Informed Facilitator.

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Should all Yoga Classes be Trauma-Sensitive?

“As yoga teachers, our classes are not generally populated with tranquil, meditative cave dwellers or those who have danced through life unscathed. We don’t know the backstories of our students, and they may never tell us. It is our job to develop an appropriate degree of awareness and sensitivity to emotional triggers in the yoga classroom. “

- Beth Spindler, C-IAYT, ERYT500  writing for Yoga International

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Impact of short-term practice of yoga on heart rate variability

"The practice of asanas improves the muscle strength, mind-body coordination, and balance Further, it improves the blood flow, tissue perfusion and oxygenation, and enhancing functions at cellular level. Meditation and breathing technique calms down the mind, improves the concentration enhancing better work output. By maintaining tranquility of mind, it can promote clear thinking, better judgment, and effective decision making. It also alters the autonomic balance to promote health.... The present study was undertaken to assess the value of short-term practice of yoga and its impact on cardiac autonomic functions. "

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Transcending Trauma - How Yoga Heals

Elaine breathes slowly, in and out, for a few rounds of simple pranayama before she has to stop. Images too scary for her to describe race in and overwhelm her. After a few moments, with Jocelyn Jenkins, her therapist, sitting next to her, Elaine tries again. Several sessions later they move on to very basic, very slow sun salutations; she becomes aware of her muscles, noticing any resistance in her body, stopping when she gets too agitated.

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