Survivors of trauma feel they have lost power and control in their life because somebody or someone took it away from them. Zabie Khorakiwala is a certified trauma-sensitive yoga instructor and the Violence Prevention Coordinator at the University of California, Irvine. She is an accomplished educator and the founder of Transcending Sexual Violence through Yoga.
Yoga can be a very effective treatment for PTSD in the victims of trauma. Although it can be difficult initially, especially for victims of sexual abuse, the peaceful focus on control of the body and being present can make a big difference.