A Yoga Movie... Really?
Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. (RAINN.org)
Yoga cues the body’s parasympathetic nervous system – the nervous system activated during rest and relaxation – thereby turning off the sympathetic nervous system responsible for our body’s fight, flight, or freeze response.
Many trauma survivors are on perpetual high alert and have sympathetic nervous systems in constant overdrive.
Veterans & Yoga
30% of returning veterans are categorized with some form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
40% of veterans suffer from drug or alcohol abuse, which interferes with performance in school or at work.
The rate of suicide for Veterans is over 20%.
Dr. Dan Libby is co-author of ‘Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans Recovering from Trauma.’
A clinical psychologist and yoga teacher, he co-founded the Veterans Yoga Project.
Yoga treats a constellation of symptoms from substance abuse, PTSD, depression, anxiety & stress.