Mind-body therapy for PTSD


PTSD is highly prevalent among US military veterans. Mindful practices are widely offered in VA imagesspecialized PTSD treatment programs. Yoga, defined to include physical postures and mindfulness and meditation, is being increasingly used as an adjunctive treatment for PTSD.

Libby et al. (2012) assessed the prevalence, nature, and context of the use of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation in Department of Veterans Affairs’ PTSD treatment programs. There is great variability in the context and nature of how they are delivered and the efficacy of Yoga is not conclusive, yet (Libby et al. 2012).images-1

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