As a nurse and yogi, I could not be more in love with Kula for Karma's mission to integrate therapeutic yoga, meditation and stress management into mainstream medicine and healthcare. Kula provides free programming to trauma survivors, adults and children with cancer, cardiac patients, survivors of domestic violence, patients with movement disorders, veterans, seniors in long-term care facilities, at-risk youth, adults in recovery, caregivers, and prisoners. The positive effects of yoga in these populations have been well documented in research. Benefits include improved sleep, increased immunity, decreased pain, normalized endocrine function, increased musculoskeletal flexibility and strength, decreased blood pressure, improved balance, relaxed nervous system, increased flow of oxytocin, improved self-acceptance, reduced anxiety and depression, reduced hostility, improved impulse control & healthy coping strategies.
I've witnessed first hand the healing effects of yoga after trauma and I'm forever grateful. During the darkest time in my life, I found light and hope through an empowering practice that fosters strength, resiliency, healing, acceptance and self-love. Yoga changed my life. Please help me raise money to make a positive effect on someone else's life in their time of need through yoga by funding my challenge and donating to Kula for Karma!