Episode 5: Healing Trauma Through Yoga
Welcome to episode #5 of Special Needs Kids are People Too!
This episode is an extension of the topic “How Do We Help Chidren Recover From a Pandemic (and other childhood trauma)” from episodes 3 & 4.
You can listen to Episode #3 here and Episode #4 here.
Episode #5 is all about healing trauma through yoga and how it was helpful in my own healing journey.
I also discuss common misconceptions about yoga, it’s history, and it’s underlying philosophy and connection to world religions and philosophies.
Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
- Childhood Disrupted by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
- Jewish Meditation: A Practical Guide by Aryeh Kaplan
- Cosmic Kids Yoga
- Yoga with Adriene
- Project Mindful Movement
- “Mindfulness and the Autism Spectrum” article by Amy Bodkin, EdS (My review of the Project Mindful Movement)
I hope you enjoyed listening to today’s episode and gained some new insights into the wonderful variety of people in our world!
And remember, Special Needs Kids are People Too!
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Thank you Sara for sharing that resource! I will also add that there are now some yoga teachers out there that are focusing on teaching yoga in a way that is accessible for more bodies! I am part of a group of yoga teachers on Facebook that talks about modifying for those with hypermobility. https://www.facebook.com/groups/158404171179616 I am hypermobile myself, and I know a lot of teachers do not teach yoga in an accessible way! Another option I am super excited about is yoga classes for quadriplegics!! LOVE that people are using not just movement but also meditation to work out trauma!! Thanks so much for listening!