Blind Tiger Yoga
Blind Tiger Yoga (BTY) is for Military, Veterans and Emergency First Responders. The classes are a combination of Yin Yoga, Meditation, mindfulness and Yoga Nidra.
Through these styles of Yoga, we aim to support members that may be experiencing;
- Chronic pain;
- Physical and mental trauma.
However, this is not only for those experiencing any of the above symptoms; it has amazing benefits for all, particularly for athletes who are in peak physical condition as a decompression from their regular training regime.
It must also be noted, that this practice is adaptive for all ages and practicing levels – for each and every individual student; by respecting skeletal variation, body type, injury history and overall range of motion and flexibility levels. These classes are even suitable for those with PTSD, anxiety and depression.
Some physical benefits of Yoga for this group include:
- Improved flexibility;
- Protection from injury;
- Improved respiration, energy and vitality;
- Improved athletic performance;
- Maintaining a balanced metabolism;
- Improved quality of sleep;
- Increased muscle strength and tone; and
- Reduced chronic pain.
Mental benefits include:
- Helping with symptoms of PTSD;
- Stress reduction;
- Improved sleep;
- Resilience; and
- Overall mental well-being.
Our approach lies within the symbol…
The Blind Tiger Symbol
The Tiger represents being an ex-member of the Tiger Battalion.
The blindfold represents the focus on taking the practice within and paying attention to the sensations in the target areas of the body.
The focus with BTY is what it feels like in the target area and not what the poses looks like.
“If you feel it, you’re doing it”.