BENEFITS OF TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA + MEDITATION
Trauma changes your brain, and yoga directly addresses those changes to the brain and nervous system using breath and movement. Some of the benefits to our students include:
Improves concentration, focus, attention, and interoceptive awareness
Reduces anxiety, and anger
Reduces the impact of exaggerated stress responses (fight, flight or freeze)
Provides emotional regulation techniques
Assists with relaxation, sleep, and mood
Allows access to the pause between reactivity and response helping to regulate behavior
'The effects of Yoga and Meditation in the Prison population,' a study at the University of Oxford identified yoga as a purposeful activity that shows humanity. Students showed reduced stress and psychological distress, improved impulse control, mood, concentration, and decision making. Students in the yoga program were more likely to stick with and succeed at education and employment both in the correctional facility and upon release. The study also noted a potential cost savings as a result of reduced violence attributed to increased positive emotions.
Thank you for your interest and beautiful support!
may peace prevail