After leaving the Marine Corps in 2004, Anu Bhagwati found herself emotionally wounded and physically broken from multiple injuries. She was then diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. She tried the conventional pill-popping treatment and her downward slide continued. Eventually she turned to yoga and found peace. She then started teaching yoga to other veterans and has helped hundreds. This is the story as carried by CBS News and highlights a trend where those suffering from PTSD find yoga to be a critical component on their road to recovery.
Anu has since co-founded Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN). Under her leadership SWAN has spearheaded a campaign to end military rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment in the armed forces.
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