Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
This study used a hermeneutic phenomenological approach to explore the effects of yoga on healing from trauma through amplifying the narratives of trauma survivors with yoga practices consisting of asana, pranayama, and meditation. Interviews indicated multilayered effects of trauma across virtually all occupations, of which yoga was seen to promote well-being and embodied healing. This suggests a powerful opportunity for OT to integrate yoga to address trauma in a holistic way.
Primary Author and Speaker: Abigail Rose Chirokas
Contributing Authors: Carole Dennis, Michelle Bradshaw