I have proudly served in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantry Unit Leader for the past 13 years. I’ve had two combat tours, one in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and another in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). The things my unit and I encountered during both tours were unexplainable and shocking to the spirit.
In 2015, I started practicing yoga. Later I began attending a yoga class at Marine Corps Base Hawaii taught by Major Robin Cushing, a fellow service member and Warriors at Ease teacher.
For me, yoga has been a great way to release tension and stress on my mind. It has also been a positive supplement to my regular exercise routine. I work out a lot and yoga has definitely helped me stay limber. Yoga is now part of a daily regiment where I take time to focus my mind and stretch my muscles.
Gunnery Sergeant Donald R. Harris