The impact of trauma can vary from person to person.
However, our bodies store or absorb the traumatic experience as learned memory to protect us in the future. The body exercises this protection by automatically going into a fight, flight, or freeze response. This response is stored in the nervous system as a stress response (protective measure), even when potential threats have been resolved or we don't need to continue to protect ourselves anymore.
Survivors can often experience long-term effects after trauma due to the nervous system exercising its protective measures such as nightmares, hyperarousal, hypervigilance, numbness, dissociation, and emotional dysregulation on a regular basis.
What signifies a certified trauma-informed yoga practitioner is their sensitivity to trauma and teaching yoga as a healing practice. Through incorporating trauma-informed yoga within psychotherapy, the practitioner creates a safe and supportive space where clients can learn more about how their nervous system has been impacted and access points to relieve bodily fear association through hand yoga, meditations, breathing control, intuitive movement and grounding.
Trauma-informed yoga has worked very well with emotional self-regulation, increased body regulation and developing a deeper connection with self.
To know more, ask your practitioner here.