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Life has its ups and downs, find balance.

MOVEMENT

MOVEMENT

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.

“We just did a study on yoga for people with PTSD. We found that yoga was more effective than any medicine that people have studied up to now. That doesn't mean that yoga cures it, but yoga makes a substantial difference in the right direction.”

- Bessel Van Der Kolk, Childhood Trauma Leads to Brains Wired for Fear

OPPORTUNITIES

There are many opportunities to connect with fellow veterans, family members, and caretakers on their wellness journey in our online veteran community (OVC). We have created a safe digital space to create the conversations with others you may not have been able to on this journey. We host weekly wellness classes and small groups led by peers and professionals.