It references a 2018 evaluation of 7 studies involving 284 participants.

The evaluation found low-quality evidence of a potential benefit of yoga for PTSD.

Yoga is mentioned as a means of training the nervous system.

The synchronization of movement with breath is highlighted as crucial in this context.

This synchronization helps reduce the overactive sympathetic (fight-or-flight) response associated with PTSD.

The parasympathetic nervous system, linked to calm states, is emphasized in PTSD treatment.

Yin Yoga and Hatha Yoga are recommended for trauma survivors.

Breath work and compassionate self-observation are reasons for their suitability.

These yoga practices can help survivors detach from intense emotional and physical trauma symptoms.

The goal is to witness these experiences without being overwhelmed by fear or shame.

The text mentions how both physical and emotional trauma can disconnect individuals from their bodies.

Asana, the physical practice of yoga poses, is essential for re-establishing the connection.

It enables individuals to explore and trust physical sensations and natural limits within poses.

Ultimately, yoga may provide a pathway to healing for trauma survivors.