"Yoga has helped my racing mind stop racing." - Heather, Iraqi War Veteran
Yoga works. Research studies demonstrate what the veterans we work with already know...that Veterans and civilians, men and women, old and young, all benefit from taking the time to breathe easy, focus clearly, move mindfully, rest deeply, and remember gratitude. Research shows that these practices can quicken recovery from many physical and psychological "disorders". We have worked with hundreds of veterans and active-duty military men and women using these practices and many of them have found relief from symptoms and resilience against life's challenges.
Many active-duty troops and veterans are now using complementary and alternative approaches and treatment programs and are integrating complementary therapies such as Mindful Yoga Therapy and Mindful Resilience. Today, more than 1/4 of VA PTSD treatment programs offer yoga as a complementary part of treatment.
Veterans participating in these programs have reported that they sleep better, concentrate and think more clearly, manage anger and aggression more easily, and find comfort in their own skin. Yoga may not cure posttraumatic stress disorder, but many veterans and active-duty individuals from all branches and eras of services find these practices to be a significant and necessary part of their recovery.
To try some simple yoga practices, head over to our Practice Library.