Lady Gaga, in an attempt to gain some relevancy, has put out a video for a song she made, titled, "Til It Happens To You." The video is in black and white and depicts various date rape scenarios. Trigger Warning to those who decide to watch it.
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Sometimes when I meditate, thoughts of my rapist arise.
I used to stop right then and there--I used to run--but one day I followed him. I followed the meditation through to the end.
I’m teaching a yoga class for survivors of domestic and sexual violence at a local women’s shelter. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot more about what differentiates a trauma-sensitive yoga class from a regular one. What’s particularly interesting to me about this is that I’ve been teaching (somewhat unknowingly) from a trauma-sensitive perspective since I received my RYT in 2010.