An interview with body psychotherapist Betta de Boer van der Kolk about Tantra as a way to heal from sexual abuse. Betta describes Tantra as an exchange of energy that brings presence, connection, safety and play into sexuality. She teaches me a technique for couples to harmonize their breathing in order to give to each other through their bodies. She also describes ways that a woman can receive sexual healing through tantric massage, and men can learn to dissociate orgasm from ejaculation, in order to experience ejaculatory control.
An interview with yoga teacher Matthew Sanford about what he learned from being present to and listening to the silence of his paralyzed body. Matthew describes how yoga has helped him reconnect with his body after the terrible car accident which also killed his father and sister. His practice of yoga has helped him experience the strength that comes from being present to all his feelings of vulnerability. He now teaches adaptive yoga to those with and without disabilities, and hopes to revision the entire way that rehabilitative medicine works with trauma survivors to re-engage with their bodies. He can be reached through www.matthewsanford.com