Veterans enrolled at VA have many options for their care and wellbeing. One option that is bringing an array of benefits, especially to elderly Veterans, is yoga.
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System’s Whole Health program includes tai chi, mindfulness, movement, yoga and other wellbeing programs. Yoga instructor Chuna Rai-Nelson brings more than 30 years of experience to classes for enrolled Veterans.
Improving your ability to do more of the things you want
She offers a variety of yoga techniques to Veterans looking to increase range of motion, improve blood circulation and muscle strength, increase flexibility and stability, improve balance and bring calm into their lives.
Every Friday she leads a gentle chair yoga class at the Oaklawn Center on Aging in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Navy Veteran Camila Norton and Air Force Veteran Dirk Nelson make the class every Friday.
Moving the body can help prevent and treat dozens of diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.
Moving the body is any activity that uses your energy to move the large muscles in your body. Some activities increase your stamina, while others improve your strength, flexibility, or balance. Moving your body in these ways can improve your ability to do more of the things you want.
VA has a wealth of resources and tools offered here that will help you explore ways to move your body, set goals and be successful.