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When you're under constant sense of attack our bodies are not meant to do that feeling that sense of vulnerability for an extended period really has it impact on the minds you just don't know if it's going to be you next I really can't complain I wasn't physically you know damaged I have both my arms and legs I came back home and was able to pretty much go on living I've struggled with the guilt when you're in an environment where you're trying to kill people it messes with your mind and of course in the military there's a lot of bravado that's part of the reason why it's hard for vets to get help because they don't want to be perceived as as weak so there's a lot of unreported PTSD just taken a lot for me to try to heal I started yoga after a friend suggested I give it a try it's taken me in another direction to where I've surround myself with ways to help heal me every time I'm able to get on my mat and work towards being in the present moment that's what we really try to help people with PTSD dude why is yoga such an incredible opportunity for people who have PTSD and other stress-related conditions because it has a direct effect on the autonomic nervous system somebody who stuck in fight/flight and they can't sleep they can't go off guard duty in their own mind you give them the right practices and if they do them their ability to switch over into the rest digest part of their nerves that is going to be restored to them in the 80s or 90s I would guess just a tiny number of veterans were using yoga meditation to improve their mental and physical health today tens of thousands are using yoga meditation on a regular basis and have the services available to them so it is definitely on the rise I knew I wanted to go to grad school finally and use my GI Bill to do that and then I heard about this program the those a master's in yoga therapy and one of my friends was attending Maryland University of Integrative Health I just had to know about this because it was yoga and it was it was grad school I applied for the program was accepted and that was back in 2015 and I'll be graduating in July of this year start to let go of the distractions of the mind I'll be the fourth male to graduate with that degree veterans that have gotten out of the military and are now very excited about yoga meditation because of the positive effects has had on them most often they're in first impulses to go give that more veterans in that way they are absolutely continuing to follow their commitment to serve their country I've actually had all sorts of friends veterans and non-veterans who started to practice yoga because of me sharing about it and my experiences with it and the healing that it's brought to me and it's really really cool to see it's helping people in their own lives and I'm just thankful to be able to do that Music

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