Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Foreword By

Traumatic events are more than a narrative or singular event in a person's life; the body remembers traumatic events and can experience them over and over, even after many years have passed. This book shows how trauma-sensitive yoga can be used in individual therapy and in groups to overcome trauma, by calming the nervous system and helping people to come out of dissociative states. The book also shows teachers how to detect when certain postures trigger anxiety, and offers ways to support healing in general yoga classes.

Drawing on her experience as both trauma therapist and yoga teacher, the author focuses on the body-mind connection and presents asanas and breathing exercises that can help traumatised patients re-engage and take control of their bodies.

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Press reviews for: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

From the foreword by David Emerson, Director of Yoga Services, The Trauma Center, MA, USA

[Härle] offers practical, tangible tools that can be used by readers to treat trauma more effectively.

Jeltje Gordon-Lennox, psychotherapist, traumatology specialist, and author

A rich educational and practical tool that goes to the very heart of yoga. Not only does it help us understand why the body does not always feel safe during yoga practice but it provides new resources for healing that are accessible to therapists, yoga teachers and practitioners alike.

Embody Magazine, Autumn 2017

This book shows how trauma-sensitive yoga can be used in individual therapy and in groups to overcome trauma, by calming the nervous system and helping people to come out of dissociative states. The book also shows teachers how to detect when certain postures trigger anxiety, and offers ways to support healing in general yoga classes...This book explains why yoga is a useful approach for trauma therapy and shows how to use this method in one-to-one and group settings. It also includes useful examples of non-triggering asanas and breathing exercises.

Yoga Magazine

A wonderful book suitable for trauma therapists, yoga therapists and teachers, that shows how trauma-sensitive yoga can be used in individual therapy and in groups to overcome trauma by calming the nervous system and helping people come out of dissociative states. It shows teachers how to detect when certain postures trigger anxiety, and offers ways to support healing in general yoga classes and features a wealth of asanas and breathing exercises to help patients re-engage and take control of their bodies.

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