Veterans Yoga Project Annual Fundraiser

by Rachel Montel

Although an ancient practice, yoga is not deemed antiquated and is still considered one of the most effective remedies for reducing stress. Research indicates the practice of yoga is beneficial for cardiovascular and respiratory function, cognitive and emotional clarity, and inspires a sense of gratitude in participants.

The third annual Veterans Yoga Project fundraiser, hosted by the Veterans Yoga Project (VYP), will take place on March 12th at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The VYP was founded by Dr. Daniel Libby, a licensed clinical psychologist, researcher, and yoga teacher, with the aim of aiding active-duty militants and veterans in the treatment of PTSD and psychological and emotional distress through psychotherapies and alternative medicine practices.

The non-profit organization VYP purposes to aid in stress reduction and trauma help for veterans and their families through Mindful Yoga Therapy. In addition to Mindful Yoga Therapy classes, the VYP offers multi-day retreats and training to yoga instructors. Clinical psychology research has shown significant improvements in individuals participating in group activities in those suffering from PTSD, depression, and depression-related syndromes. Participants in the VYP have reported a decrease in ailments with specifics including better sleep, less stress, increased concentration and improved anger and aggression management.

For registration and additional information regarding the Veterans Yoga Project fundraiser, visit here. The minimum donation for this event is $25.

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Rachel Montel is a writer, scholar and outdoor enthusiast.

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