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How Trauma-Informed Yoga Regulates the Nervous System

Eliza Blooms

How Trauma-Informed Yoga Regulates the Nervous System

As always I’d like to preface this by highlighting that I am in no way a mental health or medical professional. This piece is strictly opinion and written from my own personal experiences. This should not be taken as medical advice. You should not replace this with seeking a medical professional to support your trauma recovery.

Trauma – whether direct or complex – can be a debilitating experience that affects us physically, emotionally and mentally. However, it is also possible to release, or regulate, some of the emotional charge associated with traumatic memories through trauma-informed yoga.

Personally, yoga has been a true lifesaver for me. I hop on my mat if I’m sad, angry, stressed, overwhelmed, feeling destructive urges, or anything really. It has helped me process and accept my diagnosis of BPD, as well as regulate my distressing symptoms and trauma responses.

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