PTSD and Yoga

I came across two articles that explain the benefits of yoga when healing from trauma.  I tried it years ago in college.  I still use breathing exercises I learned in the class.  I want to share different ideas if I am using them or not because what does or does not work for me, may…

Stretch for sleeping or waking

“If you want the rainbow, then you must have the rain.” ~Annette Hanshaw TW sent some suggestions on going to sleep in comments. Whoa! 15 min. to “shut it down?!” Maybe it seems excessive to “use” this much time (as I do) but it’s not like I’m not “accomplishing” stuff, just substituting “mindless chores” and…

Sleep

Ask a person with PTSD about their sleep and you will get anything from “It’s great, I actually got 4 hours of sleep” to “Shut the hell up.”  Sleep is not kind for this is where your mind can be very unruly and bring up the past with videos with new additions or a constant…