iRest Yoga Therapy Brings Rehab and Repair to US Marine Veterans, Jul 29, 2009

iTunes. iPhones. Now introducting iRest, a new integrative restoration technique helping US Marine veterans combat post traumatic stress disorder, depression, chronic pain and insomnia following deployment, according the program descriptions.

The US Marines aren’t the first troops to take to the mat. While the goal of the iRest program is to guide vets into “an opportunity to relax”, says program instructor Cheryl LeClair who teaches at Camp Lejeune and has an amazing story of her own.

But the goal of other regimes around the world, like the Indian army, are quite different, looking for the yogic benefit of “a deadlier fighting force” as a result of their meditative training….Read more

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