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Yoga for Emotional Trauma: Meditations and Practices for Healing Pain and Suffering

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  105 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Many of us have experienced a traumatic event in our lives, whether in childhood or adulthood. This trauma may be emotional, or it may cause intense physical pain. In some cases, it can cause both. Studies have shown that compassion and mindfulness based interventions can help people suffering from trauma to experience less physical and emotional pain in their daily lives. ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published July 1st 2013 by New Harbinger Publications (first published January 1st 2013)
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Nicole Westen
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you're looking for a ton of yoga poses, this probably isn't it. But if you're looking for a holistic approach to well-being then definitely give this book a try. There are yoga poses, but there is also a lot of discussion of the aspect of mindfulness and forgiveness that is part of yoga as well. Yoga isn't just an exercise it's a way of being at peace with yourself.
Sara Thompson
Aug 09, 2013 rated it did not like it
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There was a lot of writing and very little yoga in this book. I understand that it says meditations and practices for healing but the title of the book is Yoga for Emotional Trauma. Only one chapter actually had yoga poses.
In first reading this book, I thought this would be one I'd recommend to someone who was already in treatment for trauma. However, come the middle of the book, I began to wonder if this would be a book I'd recommend at all. It comes across, to me at least, as very clinic
Tasha Turner

Received eArc from netgalley and publisher in exchange for honest review enjoyed the beginning so much I bought the paperback version
Shannon Cox
Nov 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Overall, I liked this book. The ideas practices are all things I do regularly and have found great benefit from in my own life for managing my mental health.

Very broad subject matter - covers everything from the physiology of trauma to the lasting effects, optical effects on mental health and spirituality. I wouldn't recommend this if you're specifically looking for yoga asanas (physical poses), as this is only covered for one chapter of the book. The rest is filled with background i
3.5 This book goes in depth with really understanding yourself, and your feelings (especially about yourself) and basically how you carry yourself. It uses yoga and meditation to streamline you, into feelings of peace and acceptance, despite what you have endured throughout your life. Throughout the book the authors include bits and pieces from their lives, giving credence to their writing. I do wish that there was a bit more personal info about the authors, but I understand their emphasis was on ins ...more
Leigh Anne
Outstanding in its field, will meet you there.

Of the many yoga books a library could have in its collection, this one is unusual in that it's a consumer-friendly book about the spiritual aspects of yoga. Most of these tend to be very abstruse and off-putting to anyone who isn't already Very Serious about the non-asana yogic pursuits. Nurriestearns and her co-author, however, have produced a work that readers searching for spiritual consolation will find comforting.

Jun 28, 2013 rated it liked it
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I won this book on Goodreads. While I enjoyed the yoga aspects of the book, I felt like it could have more practical physical help and less emotional. This is not the type of book I would ever buy for myself but I understand the appeal. It was easy to understand and the authors take you through the mental exercises in very easy to understand language. I would recommend this book to someone who was having stress or trauma in their life but not to someone who wanted a better or deeper knowledge of ...more
Jan 25, 2016 rated it liked it
I liked it enough. It's sort of useful to have this information. But to be completely frank, most of this book is in the realm of psychology rather than the western idea of "yoga." I'm fine with that, but I don't know if most people would be.
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
So glad to have this book along with my experience in my two day seminar with Mary.
Awesome, body based wisdom for healing what hurts (mind, body and soul).
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Sandy by: the author
Informative and clear theory and methods for helping one's self and others to heal from trauma via yoga. Excellent!
Jamie Holloway
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I posted a book review on my Jamie Chases Butterflies blog
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Incredibly helpful for understanding the effects of trauma and how to release it!!!
Bridget Murphy
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very informative and well written. Would be good for all to read, not just practiioners.
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