Indiana & Yoga Magazine Summer 2016 Issue 1 - Page 25

COMMUNIT Y of yoga for a handful of specific medical conditions, including strokes, PTSD and cancer. She now focuses almost entirely on the program she started when working on one such research study, YES to Vets (Yoga Education and Service). It seems so fitting, in a way, that Nancy’s yogic path would lead her almost full circle, back to yoga as therapy. What began rather nonchalantly, yet sincerely, as a practice to help her relieve her own physical discomfort has led her back to yoga as therapy. The only difference is that this time, the focus is less on the physical body and more on the breath and gentle, mindful movement. But, the end result is very similar to what she herself found: The practice of yoga is a wonderful tool for helping one’s own self, and not just in the physical sense. ■ JAN 2017 MAR 200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING: THE ALCHEMY OF YOUR PRACTICE www. b od ymin dand co re.c o m INDIANA & YOGA MAGAZINE ISSUE I 23