Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is upset about the government practicing yoga. According to the Kentucky Senator’s Waste Report, which is intended to highlight examples of wasteful spending by the U.S. government, yoga has been a egregious leach of taxpayers’ money with the Department of State, Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, and [...]
“The military is very good at training you for combat, but what happens when it’s over?” C.J. Keller is a U.S. Marine Corps. veteran still trying to recover from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder 10 years after his deployment to Iraq. Despite taking anti-anxiety medication, nothing seemed to help enough to bring him peace from [...]
Not your average G.I. Joe. This one does yoga! A clever idea from Dan Abramson who’s also responsible for these creative and ironic broga mat bags, Yoga Joe action figures are about changing the way we see yoga and yogis. Abramson started a crowdfunding campaign to (peacefully?) kick these little guys into production. He says [...]
Laughter yoga, it’s hilarious. And maybe it’s not even yoga, exactly, but this is one of those times we’ll set aside strict definitions, because for these war veterans, laughter yoga is the best medicine around for stress-relief and inner happiness. Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY), the largest veteran outreach and provider of residential services for [...]
Whether it’s someone close to you, part of your family, a friend, a neighbor, young or old, living or passed on, we all know a veteran (or a few). We also know that not all wounds can be seen on the surface, and in fact, of the over two million American soldiers deployed to Iraq [...]
This post is by contributor Ben King, an Iraq War veteran who returned home in 2007. With his blog Armor Down, Ben began documenting his journey to finding relief from stress and physical discomfort through mindfulness and yoga. From armoring up his mind and body for war in the army to finding ways to armor [...]
“Yoga used as therapy for Fort Gordon soldiers with brain injuries” is the kind of headline that can make our day. In a world where peaceful warrior is still just a nice stretchy yoga pose, we’re happy to see that yoga can still play its role in establishing a state of peace, and in this case rehabilitation.