Yoga significantly reduced PTSD symptomatology, with effect sizes comparable to well-researched psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic approaches

A new study just out in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry shows the benefits of yoga practice for trauma survivors with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It details how symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder are reduced by a practice.

Yoga may improve the functioning of traumatized individuals by helping them to tolerate physical and sensory experiences associated with fear and helplessness and to increase emotional awareness and affect tolerance.”

The study reported results comparable to therapy and medication. Maybe yoga will become a primary treatment of PTSD and/or supplement other traditional and non-traditional approaches.

I have never done yoga or even have PTSD. It might help with other things as well. Might give it a go one of these days.

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