The Birth Ease Podcast
043 Trauma Informed Yoga with Jen Larsen
Listen in as Michelle has a conversation with Jen Larsen regarding the benefits of trauma-informed yoga, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Research studies prove through this practice, yoga can help minimize those symptoms of post-traumatic response. The goal is to restore a sense of choice, personal power, self-efficacy; power and control that were lost during the experience of the trauma and these benefits translate off the mat and into the rest of the world. Together they discuss trauma, the importance of listening to the body and honoring our feelings, creating healthy boundaries, choice and permission to change our minds, positive affirmations, and self-acceptance and self-compassion.
"Meet yourself where you are. Know that whatever it is your feeling isn't lasting forever. You are perfectly imperfect, exactly as you are. And, every day you exist is a new opportunity to learn more about yourself and accept whatever that may be." —Jen Larsen
About Jen Larsen:
Jen is the founder and owner of Innerglow Wellness, LLC. Through holistic life coaching and trauma-informed yoga instruction, she is dedicated to helping individuals unveil their “inner glow” and embody their greatest potential in body, mind, and spirit. Her education includes graduate work in the psychology of consciousness and psycholinguistics, and she is a 16+ year certified yoga and meditation teacher, registered with Yoga Alliance. In addition to coaching and teaching yoga, she is a public speaker and radio personality on the topics of health and wellness, particularly the power of the mind and the effects of gratitude, and positive thinking on physical health. In her downtime, you’ll find her creating delicious, healthy concoctions in the kitchen and spending quality time with her kids.
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