Recently an article was released from Boston University News Service about a Vietnam veteran, Richard Jackson, who reported that practicing yoga has helped him both physically and mentally. Jackson suffers from PTSD. His combat tour in Vietnam in 1967 has made it difficult for him to sleep on his back. Regularly practicing yoga has helped him to relax and breathe through his anxiety.
At Meghan’s Foundation, we have seen first-hand the benefits yoga and meditation can have on veterans who show symptoms of PTSD. Our professional instructors undergo trauma-specific training and our customized classes provide a safe environment to help veterans experience the benefits of yoga and mindful meditation. Everyone is encouraged to go at their own pace, and the instructors offer variations of every posture.
Our mission is to raise awareness and support for veterans and active duty military who may be experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our instructors guide veterans through techniques in breathing and meditation, so they are able to find calm when presented with challenging situations. Through our veteran-specific yoga and meditation classes, our students have reported better sleep and concentration, and overall an improved quality of life.
To learn more about Meghan’s Foundation and donate, please visit www.meghansfoundation.org/donate