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YogaFit for Warriors: 5 Tips for Soldiers and Civilians to Wage War on Stress

Thursday, January 16, 2014

YogaFit, the world’s largest yoga school and leading innovator in the fitness industry, 

is known for creating exciting and revolutionary programs. The YogaFit for Warriors

 program was createdin 2013 to prepare yoga teachers to bring safe, trauma sensitive yoga to heal a warrior’s body, mind, and spirit. YogaFit for Warriors includes

 five two- day trainings that will equip yogateachers to serve wounded warriors, 

emergency responders, as well as all who may suffer from PTSD, stress, anxiety 

and other mental/physical issues to include family members andother loved ones 

who have been impacted. The YogaFit for Warriors program is offered at a discount 

to military spouses, and is approved under the GI Bill.

YogaFit for Warriors focuses on healing trauma from the standpoint of the central 

nervous system. It’s a low- impact therapy which is perfect from those suffering from

 trauma, or anxietyrelated disorders. 

Here are some tips to deal with stress from the YogaFit for Warriors program that 

soldiers and civilians alike can benefit from.  

1.     Breat he – Take a deep breath from your diaphragm by placing your hands around 

your lower ribcage and breath in deeply while holding your waist, as if you have gills. 

Thisparticular breathing practice will calm you down and put you in touch with your body.

2.     Slow Down! – Occasionally slow down in your movements when you work out. This engages the limbic 

or emotional brain centers and helps to re- pattern the neural pathways.(Walking or yoga are great for this re- patterning and are great stress relievers.)

3.     Imagery – Create a thought, image or word that creates a positive FEELING state in your body. 

Use that as an anchor and think of it often, like when doing mundane tasks. Thiscreates

 a buffer of positive emotions when life gets chaotic.

4.     Uncoupling – Separate the physical reaction from the emotional reaction when you experience stressful 

situations or triggers. You can do this through mindful awareness of what ishappening in the 

body through breathing. This will help build toward lessened reactions to stress- triggers.

5.     SMILE – …whether you feel like it or not. The muscles in the face are tied to our most advanced 

neurological systems, and interestingly enough are directly tied to the muscles in the heart and lungs. Though smiling may not seem like much, it can instantly change your mood.

For more information, or to register for the YogaFit Warriors Program, please visit YogaFit.com 

or call 888- 786- 3111. You can also find the program on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

 
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