Pātañjalayoga: A Lifestyle Framework for Trauma Resiliency - Click here to read

In this article, I propose a practice of Ashtanga Yoga as detailed in the Pātañjalayogaśāstra is a powerful method of self-regulation, self-exploration, and resiliency for people experiencing stress disorders and detail how the practice provides a lifestyle framework that can serve as an anchor and a meaning-making system. Yoga Darshana – an integrative philosophical and practical system with the end-goal of reaching the highest states of self-realization – intends to still the fluctuations of the mind in order to see things as they really are. Even over a thousand years ago it was apparent that a holistic approach to mental/emotional stability, social and interpersonal integration via a system of ethics, cognitive/behavioral discipline, as well as to physical health is necessary to achieve a clear and high state of consciousness and therefore real wellness.