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Lesson Overview

In this lesson we explore further considerations related to teaching yoga for trauma recovery.

Objective

Delve deeper into trauma-sensitive teaching considerations including perfectionism and pain seeking and breathing practices and asana when intended specifically for trauma recovery.

Description

Describe considerations related to perfectionism and pain-seeking. Explain why breathing practices may be helpful in trauma recovery. If using asana specifically for the purposes of trauma recovery, describe the primary objective. Note a yoga practice that may be too uncomfortable for trauma victims and some techniques that may be good alternatives to silent meditation.

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