Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. The anxiety after such trauma may decrease with time but if the person continues to have difficulty adjusting and coping, interfering with day-to-day functioning and causing significant problems in social or work situations and in relationships, finding an effective treatment can be critical. (mayoclinic.org)
Bill Amos is a native of Northern New Jersey who was diagnosed with PTSD following a traumatic accident. His early love of nature landed him a kayaking instructor position creating long hours in beautiful places but in cramped conditions, resulting in tingly toes and tight hamstrings. In 2007, wanting to enjoy all of his time on the water he took the advice of a friend to try yoga.