Kula for Karma Veteran Yoga & Meditation Series
Kula for Karma is a non-profit organization that has developed a free, 6-part guided yoga and meditation practice designed specifically for veterans. The videos are posted online, making them easy to access if you are trying out yoga for the first time (or even if you are a seasoned practitioner).
With the goal of creating a safe space for transformation and healing, these 30-minute videos guide viewers through asana, adaptive yoga, restorative practice, easy flow, power yoga levels I & II, and meditation.
Post-Traumatic Stress is often described as an intense suffering characterized by hyper-arousal, re-experiencing traumatic events, avoidance, and anxiety. Studies from the U.S. Defense Department, Harvard Medical School, and others have shown the benefits of breath work, asana practice, and meditation in healing the emotional and physical symptoms of trauma.
When discussing the video series with Joe Quinn, a member of the U.S. Armed Forces from 2002-08, he remarked, "Physical health supports mental health and yoga is another great avenue for veterans to improve their lives."