Trauma-Informed YOGA

Curated, Annotated Bibliography

CLASSIC  Articles

Van der Kolk BA, Stone L, West J, et.al.  Yoga as an adjunctive treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled trial.  Clin Psychiatry. 2014.


Yoga significantly reduced PTSD symptoms, comparable to well-researched psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic approaches. Yoga may improve function of traumatized individuals by helping them to tolerate physical and sensory experiences associated with fear and helplessness and increase emotional awareness and affect tolerance.

Articles by Date

Gard TNoggle JJ Park CL et al. Potential self-regulatory mechanisms of yoga for psychological health. Front Hum Neurosci.  2014.   FREE FULL TEXT ARTICLE