Yoga can help in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Summary: Yoga and meditation can help significantly in case of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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One of the biggest problem faced by military personnels around the globe is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a psychiatric condition that includes anxiety, insomnia, nightmares, outbursts of anger, etc.

Quite often victims of PTSD demonstrate high levels of alcoholism, marital problems and even suicide.

It is almost impossible to endure war stress without without being effected and modern medical facilities have struggled to cope with victims of PTSD.

The modern solutions such as counselling, medication, etc. takes long time and don’t provide permanant solution for most.

According to the author and celebrity yoga trainer Subodh Gupta, “Yoga and meditation (such as vipassana meditation) starts providing instant relief and help to eradicate the problems from the root. The approach of yoga to manage stress is multidimensional. It not only helps on physical level but also releases stress at the level of mind and improves the energy level of a practitioner”.

Yoga is a complete approach towards managing stress.

The gentle yoga helps in releasing stress at physical level as stiffness of joints can be improved. Breathing exercises such as kapalabhati and alternate nostril breathing bring balance at energy level.

Regular practice of meditation helps to eliminate stress at the level of mind.