Claiming Peaceful Embodiment Through Yoga in the Aftermath of Trauma

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Claiming Peaceful Embodiment Through Yoga in the Aftermath of Trauma

Claiming Peaceful Embodiment Through Yoga in the Aftermath of Trauma.

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Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of practicing yoga and its role within processes of healing for adult women with complex trauma histories. Using a hermeneutic phenomenological method, data were analysed from interviews with 39 women. Results showed that the core meaning of participants’ experience of healing through yoga is claiming peaceful embodiment. This is an ongoing process occurring on a continuum whereby women experienced improved connections with and sense of ownership and control over their bodies, emotions and thoughts, and a greater sense of well-being, calmness, and wholeness in their bodies and minds. A number of interconnected essential themes related to this core meaning were also identified, illuminating processes that supported claiming peaceful embodiment and capabilities that were enabled by being more peacefully embodied. Additional themes were identified highlighting factors that facilitated or impeded participants’ engagement with yoga and their experiences of healing through yoga.

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About the Author:

Esther is a Somatic Psychotherapist, Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) Clinician and a qualified Yoga and Mindfulness teacher and practitioner. Esther has been working in the private sector and in the community sector in three areas for over 10 years. She Practice in Yoga, Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) and neuroscience of trauma and healing, and the pervasiveness of complex developmental trauma in todays young adolescents and adults.

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