Active-Duty Military Looks to Yoga to De-Stress

You think you need a dose of energy and tranquility? Well imagine if you were headed to war. That may be why more soldiers are turning to the ancient Hindu practice of yoga. The magazine Fit Yoga's August issue features aviators in full combat gear doing yoga poses on the deck of an aircraft carrier. Drop and give me a downward dog soldier — now breath and exhale.

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You think you need a dose of energy and tranquility? Well, imagine if you were headed to war. That may be why more soldiers are turning to the ancient Hindu practice of yoga. In the magazine Fit Yoga's August issue features aviators in full combat gear doing yoga poses on the deck of an aircraft carrier. Drop and give me a downward dog, soldier. Now breathe and exhale. This is MORNING EDITION.

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