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WISDOM WITHIN - August 2017 - Kansas City

Secrets on How a Yogi Healed Trauma

By Suzette Scholtes


She did not see her coming—an old driver turning so fast. Our awesome staff member, Theresa, was walking her dog on the Plaza. She got hit full body on and went under the car. She remembers how her first reaction was she felt happy to be alive.


As a homeopathic and yoga expert, she knew what to do. The first was “calm down.” Her injury impacted her hip and knee and the pain was immense. Theresa practiced easy restorative yoga poses to heal her kidneys and release excessive adrenaline. She and her family eat organic. She took off any roles of working or teaching for a couple of months and got busy healing.


Her MD said her healing was nothing but miraculous. What did she do? Her first focus to heal was based on nutrition. She cooked up massive amounts of good bone broth made from organic beef to bring in collagen and support to her damaged muscles and joints.

She soaked in Epsom salts to absorb magnesium daily. She doused her body with good healing oils such as frankincense. She used arnica gel to reduce the bruising and swelling. She received support from her family and friends.


She ate and drank lots of bone broth for collagen support and nutrition. Theresa said she buys local grass fed beef so they know they are buying grass fed beef. She buys the bones from The Local Pig, Kansas City, who sell only free-range and organic meat. They also offer classes on how to cook.


Her recipe for bone broth, absolutely delicious!

  • Two to three pounds of beef bone-knuckle

  • Three to four oxtails

  • Two to three onions

  • Two to three whole garlic bulbs

  • ¼ cup of fresh ginger

  • Two to three tablespoons of quality turmeric root

  • ¼ cup of liquid amino acids.


Bake bones at 250 degrees slow for two hours; then prepare soup and cook on stove top up to three to four days. Soup turns a golden color.


Theresa used a reliable acupuncturist to calm her adrenals. She took a combination of herbs called Combo TM from for pain and healing her injuries. She relied upon a good chiropractor to help get her body back into alignment.


The pose she recommends for those in pain or hurting is “legs up the wall.” This pose helps to reduce swelling and calm the nervous system. She increased her stay from five minutes to 20 minutes as she healed. She said a daily breathing practice (pranayama) also calmed and settled nerves. “It was the stillness and the breathing which brought me hope and peace, and I knew the healing was moving through me, making me as good as new,” she said.


Today she is fully in balance and free of pain after a short eight months with her routine. Her smile is as beautiful as ever. She was motivated to complete her certification as a yoga therapist. Many of us experience trauma, but these tips will expedite and soothe the healing process.


Hopefully none of us will be hit full body on by a car ever!

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Suzette Scholtes’ non-fiction writing won the prestigious “Writers Digest” award. Her passions are writing and yoga and she feels one needs a sense of humor for both. She founded The Yoga School of Therapeutics where she manages one of the regions prestige teacher training programs. 10400 W. 103rd Street,

Overland Park. 




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