Yoga proving useful in helping veterans suffering from PTSD

There is never enough we can do to help our veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. In working to help these brave men and women with the state of their well-being, both in the present and moving forward, many have searched for out of the box treatments for PTSD. One such activity that seems to be having a positive effect is yoga. Those who practice yoga regularly know full well its ability to calm the mind and relieve stress and anxiety. These positive effects are a plus for anyone, and are proving to be useful for veterans suffering from symptoms of PTSD. Used in addition to other forms of therapy, yoga is assuming a supporting role in changing the lives of veterans for the better.

The symptoms of PTSD can render those suffering from them unable to function on a daily basis. These symptoms include, among others:

  • Hyper arousal
  • Anxiety
  • Hyper vigilance
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Social avoidance
  • Nightmares
  • And more

Yoga has always been a practice that is about soothing the mind, body and spirit. It allows those who practice it to focus on their bodies and their breathing, and to learn that they can be in charge of their bodies’ reactions. This is not to say that yoga alone should be seen as a cure for PTSD. It shouldn’t. Sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder should seek a comprehensive treatment program, with yoga serving as a complimentary piece in the recovery process.

A Place of Hope believes in a comprehensive, whole person approach to PTSD treatment. We develop a custom treatment plan for each of our PTSD patients based upon who they are as an individual, and get to know them on a physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual level so that we can treat the core issues behind their disorder. Our custom treatment plans include a fitness element carried out by certified fitness instructors. Physical activity of any kind is wonderful help in relieving stress and anxiety. We employ a number of physical activities, including yoga, as part of the process of overcoming PTSD.

You may reach A Place of Hope at (888) 771-5166. We have helped many veterans to deal with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and have been successful in helping these deserving men and women to reclaim the lives they once had.