Tag Archives: Yoga

Mind & body: My journey to well-being through yoga

By Ed Gulick Public Affairs, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery   Editor’s note: September is celebrated annually as National Yoga Month! In the following blog, the author shares his experiences with yoga as a means to practice mindfulness, breath control and body awareness for personal health.  It’s not intended as medical advice.    Our society is fast-paced and …

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Yoga: When Upside Down is Right Side Up

By Barbara Lyon, Naval Medical Center San Diego volunteer yoga instructor Have you ever found yourself in a position you never thought that you would be in? Twenty eight years ago I walked into a yoga studio, encouraged by my husband to give it a try.  Why would I want to try yoga?  It did not sound interesting at all.  …

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All Bent out of Shape over Yoga

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs   Not being a flexible person, yoga got me all bent out of shape attempting to keep up with one of Naval Hospital Bremerton’s more popular weekly classes. As classmate smoothly limbered up around me in NHB’s Wellness Center under the calm and helpful gaze of NHB Health Promotion director and yoga …

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Adaptive Yoga Changes Lives

By Rear Adm. Tom Steffens (Ret.), former Navy SEAL and founder, Exalted Warrior Foundation About seven years ago I was visiting a wounded SEAL at Walter Reed, and I watched the terrific therapy he was doing/receiving. While he was at it, I noticed that it really had a lot of strength components but not the stretching or core work that …

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