Yoga for Emotional Trauma
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, Mary and Rick NurrieStearns 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.
“Yoga for Emotional Trauma fills a gap in the trauma and recovery literature.
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
“To be alive in the twenty-first century is to be traumatized, but we need not stay traumatized. Our age is witnessing an efflorescence of methods to eliminate suffering and move to a place of joy, fulfillment, and serenity. The NurrieStearns are leading the way.”
—Larry Dossey, MD, author of Healing Words and One Mind
“You don't have to have a history of trauma to benefit from this manual of practices from the yoga tradition, but if you do, Yoga for Emotional Trauma is essential reading. The NurrieStearns write with compassion and understanding about the journey home to your true nature, the place that has never been sullied by your trauma. The NurrieStearns write clearly, humbly describing their own recovery from trauma along with the recovery stories of the many clients with whom they have worked. Thank you NurrieStearns for giving us in clear and readable prose, the brain science that explains the effects of trauma and how yoga can help us recover.”
—Amy Weintraub, founder of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute, and author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists
To buy from Amazon.com follow this link: Yoga for Emotional Trauma: Meditations and Practices for Healing Pain and Suffering