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For five years, an organization called Dunna: Creative Alternatives for Peace has encouraged the practice of yoga for both victims and ex-militants of the ongoing Colombian conflict.

Source: bigthink.com

“To prove that public funds have been well spent, Dunna’s researchers tracked yoga’s effectiveness in a controlled study of 45 demilitarized individuals who took one-hour classes twice weekly for four months. Results showed a 48.5% decrease in symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), compared to a group not in the program. When the yoga course was expanded to five more cities in Colombia, students again reported an easing of symptoms, and reduced drug and alcohol use.”

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