Yoga for Emotional Trauma: Meditations and Practices for Healing Pain and Suffering
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN 10: 9781608826421
ISBN 13: 978-1608826421
Many of us have experienced a traumatic event in our lives, whether in childhood or adulthood. This trauma may be emotional, or it may cause intense physical pain. In some cases, it can cause both. Studies have shown that compassion and mindfulness based interventions can help people suffering from trauma to experience less physical and emotional pain in their daily lives. What’s more, many long-time yoga and meditation teachers have a history of teaching these practices to their clients with successful outcomes.
In Yoga for Emotional Trauma, a psychotherapist and a meditation teacher present a yogic approach to emotional trauma by instructing you to apply mindful awareness, breathing, yoga postures, and mantras to their emotional and physical pain. In the book, you’ll learn why yoga is so effective for dealing with emotional trauma.
Yoga and mindfulness can transform trauma into joy. It has done so for countless millions. The practices outlined in this book will teach you how to use and adapt the ancient practices and meditations of yoga for your own healing. Drawing upon practices and philosophy from eastern wisdom traditions, and texts such as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bagavad Gita, and the Buddhist Sutras, this book will take you on a journey into wholeness, one that embraces body, mind and spirit. Inside, you will discover the lasting effect that trauma has on physiology and how yoga resets the nervous system.
Combining yogic principles, gentle yoga postures, and mindfulness practices, this book filled with sustenance and practical support that will move you along your own healing path.
Anyone who is working to heal from past trauma will benefit from reading this book. Then, following the easy instructions for yoga poses will move their recovery in a new way. Well written and easily understood.”
―Charles Whitfield, MD, author of Not Crazy: You May Not be Mentally Ill and Wisdom to Know the Difference, and Barbara Harris Whitfield, RT, CMT, author of The Natural Soul, Victim to Survivor, and Thriver
―Larry Dossey, MD, author of Healing Words and One Mind
―Amy Weintraub, founder of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute, and author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists
―Georg Eifert, PhD, Chapman University Professor Emeritus of Psychology and coauthor of the Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety
―Henry Emmons, MD, integrative psychiatrist and author of The Chemistry of Joy, The Chemistry of Calm and The Chemistry of Joy Workbook
―Desiree Rumbaugh, certified yoga instructor
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