Yoga Can Help Girls Who Have Experienced Trauma

Programs are using yoga and meditation to help reduce some of the effects of trauma experienced by young girls.

David Emerson, founder and director of yoga services at the Trauma Center at JRI, is quoted in this article.  

“The yoga forms may look similar to your average yoga studio, if you just looked at the class. But the way we’re interacting with the forms is quite different,” David Emerson, founder and director of yoga services for the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Massachusetts, told Healthline.


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