Yoga's healing power

The mind-body discipline of yoga is being used to treat people suffering from post-traumatic stress and children with autism, writes Susan Morrell.

29th September, 2012
Lisa Wilkinson, founder of the Elbow Room, a community-focused centre of health and wellbeing, with her son Sean. Photo: Maura Hickey

For someone who has suffered a disconnect between mind and body - in the form of the insomnia, panic and anxiety that can occur after experiencing a traumatic event - finding a way to reinhabit their own body in a relaxed state is a difficult task.

Jennifer Ryan says yoga can help. While the discipline's potential to bring relaxation to the mind and fitness to the body has long been acknowledged, many in the West...

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