Thursday, September 18, 2014

Yoga Aids Vets

US soldiers participating in the Yoga For Veterans program. (Photo: Give Back Yoga Foundation)
As a former military wife, this subject is all too real. The results of time served, wartime or not, can and will leave lasting effects on our heroes. Good or bad. And yet, I'm quite certain it would be difficult to find any one of these folks who would take back one moment of their time spent in the military. It's just they way they are. 

But what happens when they come home?

(Does that rhetorical question need be answered?)

I've known and heard about those who suffer from PTSD and other stress-related symptoms. Anxiety. Depression. Panic Disorder. Anger. Fear. The list goes on. Sure, there are medications and therapy, and then, there's yoga. 

Yoga can help. It's been researched. The proof is in the results

Article on NPR

If you know a veteran who's in need, please pass this information along. Here's a great resource link listing various sources for yoga organizations to aid veterans.


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