War leaves more than physical scars. Miltary service men and women and combat veterans can bear many invisible wounds: PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), anxiety and depression.
Yoga for Warriors is a practice guide written by internationally recognized Power Yoga founder and Give Back Yoga co-founder Beryl Bender Birch to help veterans and military service men and women relax their stress response, sharpen their mental acuity and find a general sense of health and wellbeing. Through yoga postures (asanas), breathing techniques, “yoga sleep” techniques (yoga nidra), and mindfulness meditation, this book offers a full complement of tools to help warriors to find their way on the battlefield and beyond.
“The final objective in military training is to prepare the warrior for battle with an external force or enemy,” writes Birch. “In yoga training, the preparation is also geared toward battle — but the enemies are within.”
Paperback, 296 pages. Published by Sounds True, October 2014.
How you’re giving back: when you purchase a copy of Yoga for Warriors, we’ll give a free matching copy to a veteran or active duty service member. Learn more about our Buy One, Give One campaign.
Teachers, yoga therapists and administrators: place a bulk order for this yoga practice guide for distribution to those you serve, and receive a discounted price of $8.00 per book.