Would you ever have guessed that some big, strong Veterans of armed service would be doing yoga, meditation and experiencing the Sivananda Ashram for a 5 day healing experience?
Well, they are here, and it is the third group of Vets that have come here for such healing experiences. They have yoga classes, workshops and yoga nidra (yogic sleep that is a state of deep relaxation to allow the body to heal and rejuvenate).
They joined us on our morning silent meditation walk - the photo above is from our walk and meditation this morning.
Those of you following this journey of mine know that I am on Paradise Island at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat for a year. I am living an Ayurvedic-Yogic lifestyle and seeing what is possible for me.
I'm the typical American woman who grew up on processed foods, lots of meats, sweets and caffeine from the time I was a young teen. I also worked stress filled long hours, was a yo-yo dieter and played hard, with many cocktails and much red wine under my belt. I've experienced the pain of divorce, lost very dear to me loved ones, have had and continue to have a variety of health issues.
Yet, whatever I have experienced in my lifetime, pales in comparison to viewing and living war up close and personal, as those who serve in the armed forces do. If I think I struggle with sleep and my digestive system is out of whack, I can only imagine how difficult peaceful sleep and healthy digestion must be for anyone who served in a war.
Knowing that the Veterans are also coming to this place to heal is a powerful message to me.
I feel even stronger in my belief that under the guidance of KP Khalsa for my herbal prescriptives and living in the Yoga lifestyle of service at the Ashram, I will continue to heal, grow in my spirituality and experience important changes that support a happy, healthy, loving life.
I've had a variety of struggles and drama in the work part of my Ashram life this week, but they all seem rather unimportant in the big scheme of things. I am humbled and honored to be at the Ashram with the Veterans.
As I chant, eat, pray and live here daily, I know that my loving energy is also adding to the overall energy of this place and helping to heal the Vets. It brings tears to my eyes and great warmth to my heart knowing that I am a part of this.
Sending You Love from the Bahamas,🌞
Thank you for taking this journey with me!
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