The Results Are In!
The results for the first survey of the Yoga for Veterans, Mindful Resilience course are in! The course was based on training provided by the Veterans Yoga Project and utilized mindful movement (yoga), meditation, breathing, guided rest, and gratitude. 10 veterans participated in the 6-week Collier County course. Six veterans completed the first survey. 100% said that they were “Very Satisfied” with the course.
One surprising finding is that the most popular of the five tools presented was meditation. We thought that either Breathing or Mindful Movement would be the most popular because those tools might be more familiar or accessible to the participants. However, 100% of the veterans reported that they would be most likely to incorporate meditation into their lifestyle of all the tools. Yoga and Breathing tied for second, guided rest and gratitude tied for third.
“I feel calmer. My body feels healthier and loose.”
Four different kinds of meditation were presented and practiced. The veterans reported less anxiety, feeling calmer, relaxed, more focused, and more mental clarity. The meditation and all the tools learned in Yoga for Veterans, Mindful Resilience Course will be available to the participants for the rest of their lives, providing a permanent way for them to manage life and stress. To learn more about Yoga for Veterans, Mindful Resilience course or to register, click here.
“I feel less anxious.”
Veterans from various wars and conflicts were in attendance, including Iraq and Afganistan, Vietnam, and Korea. Two students suffer severe back pain. One reported that when he walks into the class his back hurts and by the time class is over, the pain is gone. He is also stretching at home now. Three of the students suffer from PTSD and have reported a reduction of symptoms when they use the techniques taught in class. One student reported excellent progress when using a breathing technique to calm himself during panic attacks. All the students are looking forward to continuing the course, contingent on funding.
“I find the course helps me relax and focus.”
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