As I prepare my next post, which will cover Complex PTSD, I read about therapeutic Yoga.
At first glance I was expecting just yoga, so I assumed ok that’s great, everyone should stretch, blah blah blah.
Therapeutic Yoga however is about mindfulness and not focused on poses or rather, the strictness that is “the proper pose”. Intrigued, I read more.
Using this form of yoga can help with all kinds of PTSD and mindfulness in general. Not focusing on form, it helps those who tend to be more critical of themselves, and with no mirrors it sets the environment to be gentle and nonjudgemental.
There is research on how this form of yoga, in addition to working with a therapist can greatly benefit those who suffer from PTSD.
While there are places you can find to do therapeutic Yoga, I’m personally considering doing this as part of my daily routine. As a female who grew up in a time of Barbies, super thin models and Baywatch I have often struggled with self-esteem and loving my body for what it can do, only seeing where it fails.
What do you do for mindfulness? Is there something you love and helps you? I’d love to hear it!