Our brains are the control centers for our bodies and minds. Even though they’re well protected, external forces like car accidents or falls can cause unseen, but very real, damage. The medical world calls it Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), which can leave you struggling to regain control of your mind and body for years. Our teacher Heleen knows this only too well. A massive car accident left her in a coma in 2010. She needed to relearn the basic motor skills most of us take for granted. Restorative yoga at Svaha Yoga helped her do so. Now, she wants to share the benefits of yoga with others who are recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury. You don’t need to worry about having experience with yoga, or being able to tie your shoelace for that matter. The entire class is geared to help your recovery and give you back the control you may have lost over your body. You’ll learn to take rest whenever you need it, and you’ll be helped through all the asanas using props. Whether it’s a belt, block, bolster or even a chair – we use whatever it takes to make poses accessible.N.B. This class costs €5 (cash-only), with proceeds going to TBI related initiatives. Also available at our Jordaan Shala.
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