“Suffering From PTSD”: Recalling Heartbreaking Experience of Refugees, 58-Y.O. ‘S*x and the City’ Star, Kristin Davis, Helps Transform 117,000 Lives Through Fitness

Kristin Davis, known for playing Charlotte in the famous HBO romantic comedy series S*x and the City, is taking over the fitness world by combining advocacy and health. The mother of two and a Golden Globe nominee is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. The actress, who is reprising her role in the spinoff of the HBO drama, has revealed her choice to change 117,000 lives through fitness.

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Her recent visit to Moldova gave insights into how yoga can help with PTSD and help refugees cope with the painful experiences they had to go through. Davis spoke to People’s magazine and shared her experience about the same.

Kristin Davis supports yoga to cope with PTSD


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In the interview, Davis confessed she still had something to say when she signed on for the series revival And Just Like That.“Just because we’re in our 50s doesn’t mean we don’t have important stories to tell.” The mother of two added that age has also brought perspective. She said, “When you get older you’re like ‘What makes me happy? How am I enriched or can I enrich someone else?’ You’re thinking more deeply, and I love that part of aging.”

Her thought process and work as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission is proof that she is enriching other people’s lives through fitness. On a recent trip to UNHCR, she traveled to Moldova, where Davis met with Ukrainian refugees who had to flee the war in their home country. Davis narrated the story of one refugee, saying, “One 20-year-old we met, Angelina, was telling us that a missile fell and killed her father right in front of her. She couldn’t come to terms with how to think about the world.”

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She also added how beauty is just skin deep and said, “You hear these stories from people and there could be nothing further from my mind than people’s opinion of my face on Instagram.” Davis sat in a yoga class that was set up for the Ukrainian refugees, who were mostly women and children. The 117,000 people came to Moldova in a state of utter shock and had to settle in a new but welcoming country (Moldova).

Davis narrated, “You could tell the change in each of the women who had come to that class.” She added how yoga helps and said, “They can’t go home and they all are suffering from PTSD. They’ve had to try to find ways to help their mental health. Yoga is a powerful tool to help them deal with what they are going through.” Davis knows the power of yoga from her own experience.


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Kristin Davis was a yoga instructor before having her big break in Hollywood

The actress knows how restorative yoga can help from her own experience with the process. Before getting her big break in Melrose Place in 1995, she took yoga classes. She said it helped her stay grounded and remain mentally calm through all the ups and downs in her life.

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Yoga is an ancient practice that not only helps a person physically but mentally as well. Even veteran bodybuilders like Dorian Yates advocate for yoga as well as Pilates. Yates revealed that yoga helps with heart health and opens the mind to new perspectives.


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