Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Yoga for our Warriors

I help manage two beautiful yoga studios here in San Diego and this November, in honor of Veterans Day, we are offering free classes to active duty military members and veterans. We have a huge military population in San Diego and we know how important stress-management and relaxation techniques can be to their healing process. Yoga is the perfect mind/body/soul rehabilitation tool and we are so thrilled to be able to give back to the community. Here are the details....

located in downtown San Diego
free yoga for military from: November 6 -16

Bird Rock Yoga in Pacific Beach
entire month of November
free yoga for military and veterans

Many studies have been recently published showing the powerful healing effects of yoga on military members. "According to a 2008 RAND Center for Military Health Policy Research study, nearly 20% of combat troops returning from Iraq or Afghanistan met criteria for either posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression. Of the estimated 300,000 returning troops, only 53% sought help.

The soldiers who received instruction in Yoga showed significant improvement in their emotional and physiological well-being, leading to the conclusion that Yoga is indeed a useful tool in dealing with combat and environmental stress."   

You can read the full report here.

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