Following is a posting from Denise Dallas, a Yoga Artist from Florida, who works with veterans suffering from the symptoms of PTSD. I have maintained a pretty good health regimen most of my adult life, especially running, hiking, skiing, surfing, etc. These days walking is the most friendly or working out on a treadmill. I plan to start yoga with my wife, Judy, at the earliest convenience. I am convinced, from keeping up the work and passion of Ms. Dallas, that yoga clearly has much potential as treatment therapy for PTSD. In treating my own symptoms over the years, physical exercise has always been an important ingredient to help keep me calm, relieve stress, and create a sense of well being. In my view yoga is yet another way to enhance the benefits of a consistent “body-centered” health regimen.
Connected Warriors yoga work is for all military, veterans & family members. Some incoming “students” may comprehend their own stored trauma of a lifetime and some will have diagnoses of PTS or PTSD. Yet, a service member does not need to be diagnosed or even acknowledge “Post-Traumatic Stress ” as a component of their life to decide to begin a Connected Warriors Yoga practice. Connected Warriors class teachers, and Denise in her private practice (yoga therapy, breath work, body-work), meet individual students where they are, at the moment they show up. With her own extensive background, Denise guides students through the transformations that occur during & throughout “post traumatic growth.” And, Connected Warriors Yoga does include a trauma-sensitive portion in the teacher training.
Denise’s passion for yoga and volunteer work with combat veterans of any age is heartwarming. She is doing her part in a major way to help veterans transition to civilian life with a healthier mind and body. Check out Connected Warriors Yoga, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anuttara-Yoga-Shala/116045404901#!/ConnectedWarriorsYoga.
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