Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often an unwelcome companion to physical traumatic injury when soldiers, sailors or Marines are wounded or otherwise hurt. Although the Veterans’ Administration (VA) does its best to address both the physical and psychological needs of former service members, it may require some more effort to get over the hump.

The Alabama chapter of an organization that leads first responders and military veterans through healing yoga has been seeing early results with its practice. Several people in the Heart of Dixie have been pursuing healing of the body and mind with the restorative practice that originates with Indian philosophical traditions.