An initiative aimed at relieving the stress of soldiers in Iraq, Yoga for Peace, has been launched.
Online yoga studio yogadownload.com is offering troops and peace workers posted in the war-torn country unlimited access to a range of virtual yoga classes.
This is not the first time yoga has been used in this context: anecodotal evidence suggests yoga is effective in easing symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - especially through pranayama and breath awareness.
Colorado-based Yogadownload.com was launched in 2006 by Jamie Kent. Members pay a monthly fee for access to the classes, meditation exercises and music.
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