Yoga, Meditation, and Trauma

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Course Overview

How can yoga and meditation aid in relieving emotional trauma and help people with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

Yoga research is demonstrating the physiological and emotional benefits of consistent mindfulness-based practice, such as meditation and breathwork, for long-term trauma-based disorders. Join Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, for the member course Yoga, Meditation, and Trauma: A Lecture to learn about the positive results people who experience trauma received when using yoga and meditation.

“There is a good matchup between the multiplicity of symptoms you see in PTSD and the multitude of changes in mind-body characteristics that we see in yoga practices.”

In this half-hour course, Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, will discuss:

  • Common forms and symptoms of trauma including physical and emotional effects.

  • The physiological benefits that can occur from practicing mind-body techniques.

  • Frequently used traditional therapies for people with PTSD.

  • Specific studies that examine populations with PTSD and the results that have shown how yoga and meditation can be helpful for them.

  • Mindfulness techniques that are often used as complementary treatment for trauma including: breathwork (Sudarshan Kriya Yoga), guided imagery in relaxation pose (savasana), meditation, and mantra.

  • A history of yoga-based modalities for trauma.

  • The future direction of trauma-aware studies and yoga programs.

Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

Self Paced Learning

Course Outline

30min to complete

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Section 1
  • In this workshop, Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, provides a comprehensive overview of how yoga research is demonstrating the physiological and emotional benefits of consistently practicing mindfulness-based modalities for people with PTSD.

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Meet Your Teacher

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Sat Bir Singh Khalsa
Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, conducts basic and clinical research on the effectiveness of yoga and meditation... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, you can include this course in your Yoga Alliance training hours, with each hour equivalent to one continuing education credit.
This course is entirely self- paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience.There are no imposed deadlines or time constraints for Course completion.
No prerequisites are required; this course is open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and practice.
No, the course is accessible to all individuals interested in enriching their understanding and practice of yoga.Yoga teaching certification is not a prerequisite.

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