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Making yoga accessible for people with additional needs.
Many abuse survivors disconnect from physical sensations and emotions. This is an effective survival response: the experiences they have gone through have been intolerable, so the body/brain connection disconnects as a safety mechanism.
Yoga practice can calm the nervous system and gradually allow participants to re-tolerate physical sensations.
These yoga classes will also allow participants to have a sense of safety, facilitate agency and choice with their bodies whilst moving and allowing participants to connect back to themselves.
‘It’s time for just me and I appreciate that as well as feeling healthier'
(Community Yoga participant)
‘It makes me calm and sleep better that day’
‘It helps me feel better and less stressed’
This project is supported by:
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