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: Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga: A Practical Guide
: Brendon Abram
: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623172241
: 2018
: 126
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A practical, hands-on, experienced-based guide from a military veteran turned yoga teacher.

Brendon Abram combines his first-hand experience with PTSD in the field and years of teaching to offer this practical guide to bringing trauma-sensitive yoga to both clinical and studio settings. Drawing on his work with military veterans, first responders, and survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, he emphasizes the importance of respecting the uniqueness of every individual and demonstrates how to use the foundational principles of yoga to create a safe experience. Abram explains that basic principles of yoga bring power to the practice and that breath, mindful movement, focused awareness, and acceptance of present-moment experience form the foundation of any yoga offering.

In the latter years of Abrams military career, when soldiers started coming back from Afghanistan, he saw the horrible effects that PTSD was having on them and their families. It struck deep to the bottom of his heart. There was one young soldier in particular, Colinto whom he dedicated this bookin whom he took special interest. He taught Abram a really important lesson: that we can never fix another person, but only (and inestimably importantly) show them the tools and help set the conditions for them to do their own work. Embracing this idea, and now into a personal yoga practice, Brendon expanded his knowledge of trauma and trauma-sensitive yoga through workshops with David Emerson and Daniel Libby as well as through collaboration with a student in one of his yoga classes who invited him to work with her to incorporate mindfulness into her clinical practice.

Through his devotion to this work, Brendon started teaching workshops on trauma-sensitive yoga, then wrote a study manual for these workshops, leading to the timely gift of this important book that should be read by every yoga teacher who cares about the overall health and well-being of his or her students.

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