Last evening my girlfriend and I were watching a documentary called “Free The Mind,” which followed a group of Iraqi War veterans who were suffering from PTSD along with a child who had extreme anxiety and nervous behavior. The veterans underwent a 7 day course of breathing exercises and yoga movements, which yielded remarkable results. The veterans were able to sleep much better and experienced much less stress and anxiety. The little boy also ended up overcoming his specific fear…
After the documentary, my girlfriend and I were talking about it and how inspiring it was to us. I then told her about an organization in our community called Samadhi. Samadhi uses passed on fatigues and turns them into yoga bags. The money then goes to projects that specifically help veterans with yoga and breathing exercises as forms of healing and therapy. More information about Samadhi can be seen here.
After I told her that, she said, “there should be a global movement to offer free yoga to ALL veterans!”
After researching if there are currently free yoga classes being offered to veterans, I found that there are many, many such studios around the world that do offer that free service.
Imagine the healing that will take place around our world as the veterans of wars from ALL countries, not just the United States, begin to heal and are healed.
So our question is, will you help to spread this initiative even further?