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Yoga & Relaxation

This is our yoga and relaxation space.  We use this space to engage in relaxation training and trauma-sensitive yoga.  One of the things we know from research is that an individual’s ability to calm themselves down and regulate their emotions is a big indicator in how well they are able to manage stressors, whether those are everyday stressors or traumatic stress.

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Check out what Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, medical director at the Trauma Center at JRI, has to say about the use of yoga in the treatment of trauma.

On Being – Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma

You can also read more about the research related to trauma sensitive yoga by checking out the following link:

Yoga and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

 

If you want to learn more about how to start a mindfulness meditation practice, check out Tara Brach’s guide on how to meditate.

How to Meditate

 

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