The past can be tricky. It can create what our clients are going through now, even if there is not a conscious awareness of it. Our unhealed past can create fear, sadness, anxiety, depression, PTSD; you name it. Even if our clients do not think that the past influences them, the past is still present and can contribute to symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and a myriad of other symptoms.
When disturbing life experiences and traumas are “stuck” and frozen in time, there can even be a sense of hopelessness that “it will never get better” despite the healing work they have already done. Unhealed traumas and disturbing life events will wreak havoc on their lives and impact their ability to feel successful in therapy years later, even with our best efforts.
Don’t worry, it’s not just the poses. You don’t have to be flexible.
Yoga is in fact way more just than the physical shapes that we may think of. Yoga is a mind, spirit, and body practice and can be a “home base” when needing additional grounding in between therapy sessions, or even as part of the work.