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Editor's e-Note
Like many complementary and alternative practices, yoga is gaining acceptance among social workers and other behavioral health professionals because it is a nonpharmacological intervention that can help manage stress and anxiety, and lead to increased self-awareness and tolerance of life’s continual challenges.

One particular technique, yoga nidra, has shown positive results of reduced symptoms in studies of military veterans and others who have experienced conditions such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance use, grief, and insomnia/sleep disorders. Read more about it in this month’s E-News Exclusive.

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Marianne Mallon, editor
e-News Exclusive
Yoga Nidra Guides Exploration of Body, Emotion, and Belief
By Jennifer Van Pelt, MA

Complementary and alternative therapies such as yoga and mindful meditation increasingly are being combined with social work practice to enhance therapeutic benefits. A lesser-known yoga technique called yoga nidra recently has gained the attention of social workers after positive results were reported for veterans with PTSD.

Though yoga nidra often is compared with relaxation or meditation, it involves more than the traditional relaxation conducted at the end of yoga classes or the mindful meditation used by some therapists.

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