You may have seen him on The View last week on Veterans Day or in a new commercial for Wounded Warrior Project. Dan Nevins has become a beacon in the Veteran and yoga communities, having lost both legs below the knee, as well as suffering a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in an IED explosion in Iraq in 2004, only... Read More
Think back to a time before you ever set foot on a yoga mat. When you thought about yoga, did you imagine svelte athletes twisting themselves into pretzel shapes? If that’s the case, you weren’t alone. When most people think about yoga, they picture all the most complex and advanced poses and immediately consider themselves too inflexible to keep up.... Read More
Yoga for Men has partnered with the University of South Florida College of Public Health to help conduct a clinical study on the effects of yoga and mindfulness on veterans and active duty military personnel. As part of this study, veterans and active duty personnel have the opportunity to receive free yoga, meditation, and mindfulness classes for a year.
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In this Yoga for Vets video, Annie Okerlin of Exalted Warrior Foundation guides us through a free hourlong chair yoga practice designed especially for people who are, or may be physically compromised. Annie is a respected name in the Yoga for Veterans world and has extensive experience with #adaptiveyoga.
Extensive use of yoga props is demonstrated.
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Off the Mat, Episode 4 – A reader from Tampa writes in and asks, “How Often Should I Practice Yoga?”. Short answer: Less can be more. New episodes of Off the Mat air each Monday at 10am on Facebook.com/YogaforMen and YouTube.com/YogaforMen #YogaforMen #OfftheMat
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Nearly 10 years ago I reluctantly agreed to try a yoga class taught by a dear friend in NC. I quickly realized every “pose” seemed painful and often felt like a “near-death experience.” A lifetime of athletics and years in the military resulted in nearly a dozen surgeries all graciously contributing to scar tissue and an abundance of stiffness. A... Read More
Yoga is a practice of intention, mindfulness, and paying attention to what is happening with your body and breath – moment by moment. By understanding the reason behind what we’re doing – and why – we can then begin to ask the deeper question of “Is this what is right for me in this moment?” The answer is always changing... Read More
Mike Fecht discusses the yoga concept of Ahimsa, which is non-violence or non-harming, not only towards other but toward ourselves as well. The way you treat yourself on the yoga mat can often be a reflection of how you choose to operate in the world.
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One of our primary goals at Yoga for Men is to help encourage people to look beyond the physical aspects of yoga, and consider the psychological and emotional benefits that yoga can provide. Our programs are designed not only to make you a fitter, healthier person, but someone who is open and ready for emotional and personal growth as well.... Read More