A Yoga Practice for Healing Emotional Trauma by Mary NurrieStearns
This yoga and meditation practice is designed to help in the alleviation of mental and physical discomfort in the aftermath of emotional trauma. This one-hour practice can easily be divided into two shorter practices – the first being more physical poses, adapted to a clinical setting, and the second section is a more meditative practice. This short program begins with an introduction that provides the clinical perspectives and benefits derived from yoga and meditation practices. The class section that follows includes poses, affirmations and breathing practices which many clients find ease their distressed emotional state that result from traumatic events.
Section 1: “I Am Safe”
- Strengthen the body; when our bodies are strong, we feel safe
Section 2: “I Am Alive”
- Experience a sense of vitality and aliveness in the body
Section 3: “I Choose”
- Cultivate willpower, determination and resolve
Section 4: “I Feel”
- Open your heart, feel richly, receive and express love
Section 5: “I Express”
- Express your heart
Section 6: “I Know”
- Access inner guidance and inner knowing
Section 7: “I Am”
- Feel connection with the sacred
More information about Medical:
Medicine is the science and practice of establishing the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.
Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics, and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease,
typically through pharmaceuticals or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints and traction, medical devices, biologics, and ionizing radiation, amongst others.
Medicine has been around for thousands of years, during most of which it was an art (an area of skill and knowledge) frequently having connections to the religious and
philosophical beliefs of local culture. For example, a medicine man would apply herbs and say prayers for healing, or an ancient philosopher and physician would apply bloodletting according to the theories of humorism.
In recent centuries, since the advent of modern science, most medicine has become a combination of art and science (both basic and applied, under the umbrella of medical science).
While stitching technique for sutures is an art learned through practice, the knowledge of what happens at the cellular and molecular level in the tissues being stitched arises through science.