My Yoga Body: Finding My Way Back Into Life After Sexual Assault

January 29, 2015 5:07 PM

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My Yoga Body: Finding My Way Back Into Life After Sexual Assault

I came to yoga via what theologian Matthew Fox might call the "yoga of despair." I felt completely broken, my life having been shattered to pieces by sexual violence. The world, which had previously been a place in which I could operate with relative ease, became terrifying and cruel, and my body a detested source of shame and discomfort.

Thanks to the support system I had in place I was fortunate enough to get help immediately. Even so, the repercussions were immense. I lost my job, my apartment, and any feeling of connection to my physical body. The psychiatrist I saw after the assault diagnosed me with depression, anxiety, dissoci...

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