A training manual from one of the first professionals to bring yoga’s many benefits to relieving trauma.
War leaves more than physical scars . Military service men and women
today bear invisible wounds—PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder),TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), anxiety, depression—all just as real and painful .This book gives you tools for finding your way as a warrior—whether deployed or in a civilian environment—and adapting to a peaceful life at home .
Yoga and meditation have scientific support as a means for relaxing the stress response, sharpening mental acuity, boosting immunity and recovery
time, and promoting a general sense of health and psychological well-being .
Beryl Bender Birch developed the methods described in Warrior Pose while working with civilians and first-responders in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks .
They include yoga postures, breathing techniques, relaxation and “yoga sleep,” meditation, and more . In Rear Admiral (ret .) and former Navy SEAL Tom Steffens’ words,“Beryl never takes any subject lightly, trust me, and her insight into the mind-body-spirit connection for military members and veterans results from an in-depth study that she undertook to get this right .”
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