Happy Memorial Day.
‘I’m walking in new shoes,” a Vietnam veteran (Z) told me last week.
Just over a year ago Z decided he would not carry through with his plan to kill himself. That was on day two of practicing iRest yoga nidra meditation. After over four decades of anger and shame, yoga nidra meditation helped Z “start learning how to have compassion for myself.”
Wait, it gets better.
Today Z is teaching other vets iRest yoga nidra meditation.
“These vets are like sponges. I lead yoga nidra meditation and people who walked in brittle are now hugging each other.”
Z explains to me that for many vets, who have had years of PTSD, depression, anxiety and sleep issues it’s the first time they have ever gotten any form of rest. With yoga nidra rest, their thinking process changes.
It’s “earth shattering,” Z tells me. “To feel this good is earth shattering.”
Today I’m thinking about all of those who lost their lives in wars, their families…and I’m thinking of Z, his family’s good fortune that today he’s truly present and peaceful, and wishing that all vets and families of vets find a path to deep peace, safety, and rest.
Incredible, transformative yoga nidra vet stories are out there. Yoga nidra help is out there for vets too.
Please whisper to a veteran who you know is struggling to try yoga nidra meditation. It may, like Z, save their life.