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Yoga for Warriors: Basic Training in Strength, Resilience, and Peace of Mind

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Yoga for Warriors: Basic Training in Strength, Resilience, and Peace of Mind.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Beryl Bender Birch(Author)

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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.

Yoga for Warriors is a wonderful book for both the intended military personnel or, really, for anyone. Beryl Bender Birch covers numerous yoga poses and positions with detailed descriptions and photos. A number of war traumas are common among military people and the regular practice of yoga will likely help alleviate or overcome these. The author describes the thirteen main benefits of yoga practice and explains the all-important breathing, focusing and mindful awareness and your goal of connecting mind and body. The author's demonstrators show poses in standard and advanced positions, and often also with an easier version. The excellent photo illustrations are full-page black-and-white pictures and the accompanying descriptions give good instructions. - San Francisco Book Review, George Erdosh Birch's book, "Yoga for Warriors, "is near-genius in that it is geared specifically to those in the military and to vets suffering from PTS (she has dropped the D, believing that it is a physiological condition affecting every aspect of the body's functioning, as opposed to a stress-related "disorder"). Instead of using buff-bodied models, the author wisely chose "real people" you could easily imagine in uniform. And the directions are so clear, simple and logical that even a total newcomer would find them easy to follow. For trickier "asanas, "Birch even pictures the wrong way to do a pose, alongside the correct way, so users can see the difference.All of which makes this book also perfect for tough guys who think yoga is for wimps, seniors getting a late start on yoga, or anyone not knowing where to begin.-Whole Life Magazine

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Book details

  • PDF | 296 pages
  • Beryl Bender Birch(Author)
  • Sounds True Inc; 1 edition (9 Nov. 2014)
  • English
  • 7
  • Health, Family & Lifestyle

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  • By Michael on 13 January 2015

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