How Yoga Helps Different Types of Trauma


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By Kimaya Singh

Traumatic events can leave long-lasting damage, but many survivors of trauma will benefit greatly from reclaiming their mind and body through the practice of yoga. This healing exercise can be used to treat both physical trauma and psychological trauma. While different types of trauma have different effects on the body and affect people in a variety of ways, yoga has multiple avenues of positive influence on the body. Therefore, it can be used to effectively treat the resulting effects of trauma on the body and mind.

Incidents of physical trauma, such as a car accident or violence at the hands of another person, leave visible and tangible signs for what could be a very long time. Even after the initial trauma heals, there are frequently smaller secondary injuries, prolonged pain, or even hidden injuries from the initial trauma that must still…

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