A call to arms.
This morning I checked my emails and Facebook and found that my friend who is a great writer and military wife Kanani Fong wrote in her blog about Yoga For Vets. She quoted me as saying I want vets to have a good night sleep. Well, this only tells a small part of the story. I want vets to feel a warm "welcome home" that our Vietnam vets never felt didn't get from most of our Country. There is also the healing side of yoga that I want all vets to feel: less stress, less anxiety and more fun and fitness. In Kanani's blog she mentioned that some vets who survived combat are coming home and committing suicide. I cant help but wonder if any of those vets tried yoga before. I am not saying that yoga prevents suicide (although some yogi/vets have suggested otherwise). All vets should have the opportunity to try yoga where they live for free. So yes, I want our vets to sleep better and yoga may help but there is more to Yoga For Vets than just a good night sleep. I hope all combat vets will find out for themselves about yoga and decide for themselves what the benefits are.