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Mindful Touch: A Guide to Hands-On Support in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

by Suzanne E. Jones

The fast-growing field of trauma-informed yoga generally discourages the use of touch in yoga classes, considering it ill-advised and even damaging. This paper presents an alternative view based on 11 years of experience in the field of yoga and mindfulness practices for trauma survivors. It explains how and why safe and supportive touch can be profoundly healing, and an important component of trauma-informed yoga offerings.

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