Trauma + Yoga : Practicing and Teaching as a Survivor: CO Yoga + Life Magazine
"The very first time I taught yoga, I blacked out. I vividly remember the moment I caught the supportive gaze of a friend as I cued chair pose. In that moment I descended into tunnel vision and my arms became numb. I began to shake and sweat profusely as my heartbeat drowned out the sound of my own voice. To others it was casually dismissed as self-doubt and lack of confidence. I was encouraged to “teach through it.” Deep down, I knew that it was something more. I just wanted to seem “normal,” so I downplayed the severity of what I was experiencing. In reality, my body had been hijacked. It was beyond my control, and it was something I had been experiencing since early childhood." Click below for full article.