Yoga Nidra at Walter Reed for PTSD

Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are being being offered “yogic method of relaxation” at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The military hopes that “yoga-based treatments will be more acceptable to the soldiers and less stigmatizing than traditional psychotherapy,”  according to an article in the April 2009 issue of Harvard Health Publications. Psychologists at Walter Reed now use yoga and yogic relaxation (Yoga Nidra) in post-deployment post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) awareness courses.

For more information, visit the April 9, 2009 issue of Harvard Health Publications.

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