June 21, 2022
Give Yoga a Try!
Would you believe that yoga has been around for 5,000 years? Up to this day, it remains an extremely popular activity worldwide. Millions of people have made it a part of their routine to calm their minds, reduce stress, improve their posture and balance, build strength, lose weight, and even treat injuries.
Not surprisingly, there’s a global holiday that celebrates yoga. International Yoga Day on June 21st aims to promote the activity and raise awareness about the benefits it brings to its practitioners. It encourages people to give yoga a try and see the positive results themselves.
How Yoga Benefits Those with Mental Health Issues
Among those who stand to benefit from practicing yoga are our veterans, particularly those who are suffering from anxiety and PTSD. While yoga cannot fully cure PTSD, it can minimize the effects of the disorder and help sufferers learn how to cope with the symptoms in conjunction with therapy and medication.
Veteran Car Donations presents four ways yoga can benefit veterans and other individuals suffering from PTSD and other mental health issues:
- Yoga regulates the nervous system.
PTSD tends to trigger a fight or flight reaction, which is why sufferers constantly find themselves feeling on the edge. This is where yoga comes in to save the day. The various postures, breathing exercises, and meditation involved in yoga can help them regulate their breathing to calm them down.
- Yoga enables PTSD sufferers to re-experience their own bodies.
It’s not uncommon for PTSD sufferers to feel dissociated from their bodies after a traumatic event. Yoga can help them get back in touch with their bodies and respond to triggers without any violent reactions. It allows them to experience negative thoughts while understanding that these thoughts are just temporary, which gives them no reason to react negatively.
- Yoga promotes sleep.
Individuals suffering from PTSD and anxiety often have trouble falling asleep. In such cases, their therapists would usually advise them to try starting a yoga bedtime routine. That’s because yoga is a relaxing and calming activity that makes it easier for a practitioner to fall into a deep slumber.
- Yoga lowers stress.
Studies show that yoga can help reduce the levels of cortisol, which is the primary hormone responsible for feeling stressed, in one’s body. The lower the cortisol levels of a person are, the happier and more worry-free they become. No wonder, a lot of people see yoga as an outlet to release stress.
Here’s How You Can Help Needy Veterans in Your Community
Like yoga, you can also help make life much better for the veterans in your community who are living miserable lives. They are our former service members who are suffering from poverty, homelessness, unemployment, disabilities, and serious illnesses, including mental health conditions such as PTSD.
You can help them turn their lives around by simply donating an unwanted vehicle to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll have it auctioned off, with the proceeds going to our veteran-focused IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit partners.
They use the funding we give to provide deserving veterans with free health care and medical treatments, psychotherapy services, financial assistance, employment opportunities, family support, housing aid, scholarships, and many other benefits.
Best of all, you’ll experience a deep sense of fulfillment and satisfaction knowing that your donation will be used to uplift the lives of the brave men and women who honorably served our country.
We accept nearly all vehicle types even if they’re no longer in good condition.
For more information regarding our donation program, including our quick and easy donation process, check out our FAQs page. Call us anytime through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or leave us a message here if you have any questions or concerns you would like us to address.
Make a Difference in the Lives of Our Heroes Today!
Celebrate the International Yoga Day to make a difference in the lives of our nation’s heroic men and women who are faced with life’s toughest challenges. It only takes a simple vehicle donation to do this. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!