Yoga Is A Cure To PTSD, Research Says

By Czarina Ara Lasco

Nov 02, 2016 06:00 AM EDT

Behind this heartbreaking catastrophe is the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or the so called P.T.S.D. Insomnia, depression, anxiety, panic and frighten responses to triggers are some of the many symptoms that show signs of this lethal disorder. PTSD is a disorder that carries a life of turmoil not unly for the veterans but for their families as well, with no signs of ending.

PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event.

It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it. This "fight-or-flight" response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are not in danger.

However, despite the disturbing number of suicide cases caused by PTSD, a cure has been found to prevent the attack of the disorder.

According to a research, yoga is an effective means of treating the symptoms of PTSD through different poses and the art of breath control. Such techniques can be learned easily through a short period of time only. When perfected through making it part of one's everyday routine, yoga helps to totally relax not only the body, but the mind of the patient, as well.

When a person is tense, his body muscles especially the jaw, the neck, the shoulders and the back tightens. What makes the case worse is that, the tension in the person's physical body also triggers tension in the person's mind. Relaxing these key areas would do a lot in reducing the intensification of stress in a human being, Fight and Flight response is disturbed when physical relaxation is joined with slow and relaxed breathing. The reaction is not as tense when the trigger is practiced in a calm and relaxed manner.

The standing poses of yoga produce a connection to the earth through the feet which is a founding movement that basically creates stability. Certain yoga poses like mountain, triangle and bridge are all easy to learn and the same time, considered as highly effective poses. The purpose of which is to stabilize the succession of stress together with physical relaxation, mental alertness and intelligence. Based on clinical and personal experience, this approach help reduce the severity and period when stress responses.

Breathing slowly, deeply and evenly develops relaxation and a feeling of contentment, which, in the simplest way, helps people who suffer from PTSD. 

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