The mat is a safe place for everything from our bodies to our emotions. That space of 24 by 68 inches can help with both physical and mental recovery. Yoga is a science-based practice inherited from time before the world even had ‘science’! Studies continue to show a correlation between recovery and yoga for people of all backgrounds, all ages, all walks of life.
Why do you wait?
In an interview with Bessel van der Kolk author of The Body Keeps the Score he suggests that Childhood Trauma Leads to Brains Wired for Fear. He furthermore notes in his interview that during a study on yoga for people with PTSD that a practice of yoga was more effective than medicine. The reason indicated is that yoga allows people who have experienced adverse conditions to build safety again – within their bodies and minds. As van der Kolk stated, “you learn to befriend your experience”. In other words yoga is another tool for developing resiliency.
So if you’ve identified that you’re struggling or suffering with anything that you experience in life – are you addressing that struggle in a long-lasting meaningful way? If you’re looking to yoga as a solution – please reach out to Yoga for Recovery Foundation to find a class, group, or instructor!