Movement is vital to a well-balanced life. Our issues lie in our tissues; we store emotions, experiences, and traumas in the body. Unless we cultivate practices that can move this energy trapped in the body, it remains stagnant within us and can cause disease of the mind, body and even affect your spirit. While that may sound like a lot it is crucial to find ways to incorporate things that bring you joy and benefit your overall physical health. Movement can be a involved as yoga, strength training, fitness classes, or as simple as walking a dog, taking a hike, swimming, or even doing 22 push-ups a day for suicide awareness. Whatever your motivator is, movement is a fundamental part of living a balanced life.
Movement is a fundamental aspect of life. Movement is more than just 'exercise' and does not necessarily require effort, but it always requires action.” Bessel Van Der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score
Balanced Veterans Network sees the importance of movement as a form of medicine. We are dedicated to bringing a variety of weekly wellness classes where you can gain an introductory level understanding and try out a class you might enjoy. The objective is to make small changes in your life to incorporate more movement.
Our online community has tutorial videos around movement, tips, and tools to succeed in your wellness journey.