flagWe found this great post from Yoga Journal about how yoga is helping soldiers with PTSD. Thank you to all of those that have served our country and protected our freedom. Have a safe Memorial weekend.

When an American soldier was accused of killing 16 people in Afghanistan earlier this month it generated much discussion about how to preserve the mental and emotional health of our troops. Speculation that the soldier suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder hasn’t been confirmed, but the tragedy has opened up discussion about PTSD and the other stresses that come with serving in the military.

A recent article in the Miami Herald explored how yoga can help soldiers with PTSD. “There is no magic pill that can erase your past or what you have seen but the practice helps me to cope,” U.S. Marines Sgt. Hugo Patrocinio told a reporter. “Now I am not afraid to go to sleep.” Read More