Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) March 21, 2014
YogaFit® Training Systems Worldwide is proud to announce the YogaFit for Warriors DVD, a do-at-home yoga class designed for military veterans and families and emergency responders suffering the after-effects of trauma in their lives. YogaFit for Warriors helps calm troubling emotions, thought patterns, chronic tension, and may potentially ease suffering from the result of emotional or physical trauma including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Carefully designed by YogaFit trainer, Lt. Col. Shaye Molendyke, Yoga Therapist Kristy Manual, and YogaFit founder Beth Shaw, YogaFit for Warriors employs safe, trauma-sensitive yoga to heal a warrior's body, mind and spirit.
When trauma occurs, the body keeps score: the brain rewires itself around the traumatic event and the memories get stored in the tissues throughout the entire body. The regular practice of yoga can help to free up troubling emotions, persevering thought patterns, chronic somatic tension and hyper vigilance. New research is showing how yoga can reduce cortisol levels and calm the fight-or-flight response while also increasing the relaxation response.
By using transformational language, slower movements and focused breathing exercises as well as meditation imagery techniques addressing PTSD, this yoga practice aims to ease the mind and body from traumatic brain injury and other common issues that develop in military settings with returning veterans as well as their families.
The lessons highlight the somatic component of anxiety and depression while teaching breathing and meditation practices to help relax the body and mind. It also explores restorative yoga postures, breathing techniques and other complementary techniques to soothe the fight-or-flight response.
A portion of the proceeds from this DVD will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project as well as towards scholarship funding to help yoga teachers become certified in YogaFit for Warriors Teaching Training. Military members and spouses will be eligible to participate in YogaFit for Warriors financial assistance through MyCAA and the GI Bill.
The new DVD is exclusively distributed by YogaFit and is available through the YogaFit store. For further information visit YogaFit.com or connect at Facebook.com/YogaFit or on Twitter: @YogaFit.
ABOUT YOGAFIT® TRAINING SYSTEMS WORLDWIDE
YogaFit® Training Systems Worldwide was established in 1994 and has since trained more than 250,000 yoga and fitness professionals worldwide. The leader in mind body fitness education, YogaFit® is the largest training school for yoga instructors in North America with further expansion ongoing internationally. YogaFit® is the American Council on Exercise’s (ACE) premier and only yoga partner. Founder and President Beth Shaw is internationally recognized as the foremost authority on yoga and fitness and has been profiled in print publications and television programs including the Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Oprah’s O Magazine, CNN, The New York Times, USA Today, Entrepreneur, SELF and is currently a New Business Group Member of the New York Times. YogaFit® is committed to community service as well as supporting animals and humanitarian causes.
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