How Yoga Can Help People with Traumatic Brain Injury

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Kevin survived, but he sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). After two months in intensive care and three months at a rehabilitation center in Denver, he returned to Vermont to continue his recovery at home. At some point in his healing journey, Kevin discovered yoga, which allowed him to connect with his body and relax instead of focusing on how much his symptoms—headaches, double vision, memory loss, and impaired executive functioning—needed to improve.

Kevin says yoga gives him the same sense of accomplishment he used to get from snowboarding. He says he finds it both empowering and calming. It also encourages him to listen to his body and respond with compassion rather than push his limits, says his sister-in-law Kyla Pearce, a yoga instructor from Hanover, NH.

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