Humans have waged war with each other every day of your life, and for thousands of years before that. Whether fuelled by political or corporate interests, family feuds, or religious worldviews, humans are often far too quick to abandon negotiations and pick up spears, guns, and grenades.
As the violence continues, and those scared by trauma need healing far past physical conflict — the trauma of battle weighs on the minds decades later. With a veteran population of 7% in the US, chances are you know somebody close to you suffering from these mental scars.
As we hopefully move towards an era of peace, discussion, and civility, we need to heal the psychological wounds of war. Science now suggests that yoga and meditation could play an integral part in that process.