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Van der Kolk BA, Stone L, West J,  Yoga as an adjunctive treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled trial.  Clin Psychiatry. 2014.  Yoga significantly reduced PTSD symptoms, comparable to psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. Yoga may help traumatized individuals by helping tolerate physical-sensory experiences associated with fear-helplessness and increase emotional awareness and tolerance. 

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