Veterans Yoga for Tramatic Injuries

December 15, 2014 3 By Don Peters
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About this event:

Created by Don Peters

Aurafitness 1337 Gusdorf Rd Suite S, Taos, New Mexico 87571

Connected Warrior Yoga, you will find NO gongs, NO funky music, teachers who understand the Military Life, the Teachers are not going to touch you, turn down the lights or hit any of our “Red Buttons”.

So Join us for great stretching, breathing and Comradeship with fellow Military Families.  Active Duty, National Guard, Veterans and their Families Welcome.

Cost: FREE

In a new study published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, researchers say that yoga can be used to bring better mental balance.

Yoga has previously been shown as valuable in reducing the stress of university students, and depression, anxiety, alcoholism and PTSD in tsunami survivors, as well as helping cancer patients. The charity Yoga for America runs programs for serving soldiers and war veterans.

Agnieszka Golec de Zavala, senior lecturer in psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, said the benefits of yoga included moving people away from negative thoughts.

The beneficial effects are due to the increased ability to focus on breathing that, firstly, focuses a person on a present moment and breaks rumination on negative traumatic thoughts, and secondly, increases ability of ‘intraception’ – observing and understanding internal states and the ability to control them, or understanding them as temporal and passing.

But the new study is the first of its kind to provide scientific support for the benefits of yoga’s breathing techniques for PTSD patients in a randomized and controlled (though small) long-term study which monitored effects of yoga over the course of the year.

The study focused on the effects of sudarshan kriya yoga, a practice of breathing-based meditation which has a balancing effect on the autonomic nervous system.