Marrying Mental Health Therapy and Yoga

 
 

Throughout my self discovery in my own yoga practice, I realized that so many emotions were flooding each time I came to my mat. I remember attempting to talk them through with my yoga teacher, but I quickly realized that though she was a wonderful yoga teacher, she wasn't a therapist, or educated formally in mental health.

Connection to the mind, body, and spirit are key factors in living a healthy and abundant lifestyle- and I believe that processing and expressing these connections are just as important.

As we walk through life there are many experiences that our body's endure, and these events take a toll on us- whether we are aware of them or not. Many emotions are held in our physical bodies, and with a trauma sensitive yoga practice these emotions can be released, and processed along side mental health therapy.