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Healing Trauma From a Yoga Mat []


By Charity Nebbe, Katelyn Harrop, and Sthefany Nobriga, Iowa Public Radio, January 8, 2020

The impacts of trauma can be unexpected, affecting not only mental and emotional health but also physical well being. Through Trauma Sensitive Yoga, a modified yoga practice that prioritizes a healthy realtionship with one's body and similarly informed tai-chi programs, some survivors have found a new kind of relief.

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talked with Matthew Vasquez, an assistant professor of social work at the University of Northern Iowa and Traci Ludwig, a social worker at MercyOne.

Vasquez and Ludwig have spent the last three years researching the effects of Trauma Sensitive Yoga and tai-chi on individuals with a history of trauma.

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