In Somalia, healing for survivors of sexual violence and other traumas may mean breaking cultural norms.
In the conservative country, women often can't play sports or do other athletic activities — especially around men.
Traditional methods of treating those who have gone through trauma usually involve counseling. But for survivors, like those taking a wellness class, it can be hard to talk about what happened — especially in a conflict-ridden country.
Yoga is a little unconventional, especially because it isn't trendy there. But instructors say even 15 minutes of daily meditation can start to help improve well-being.
Some of the participants are former child soldiers, and others have suffered various abuses.
Organizers say 300 come to the class every week.
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