More than 35 million people in the United States are now practicing yoga, an 80% increase over 2012. Something must be very good about yoga – and we know for sure that it’s good for those who have experienced trauma. A major challenge in recovering from trauma is being able to achieve a state of relaxation and safe surrender. Trauma makes you feel as if you are stuck in a state of panic. In yoga, you learn that sensations peak and then fall, as the parasympathetic parts of the brain take control and the sympathetic parts (fight or flee) back into the distance,
Someday, when our dream comes true, our primary TSSNT therapy offices will have adjacent yoga and Pilates studios for the treatment of both body and mind. On that day you will hear a huge collective sigh and “Namaste” from the bottom of our hearts.