U.S. Army Veteran Charley Jordan shares his journey toward yoga and life-saving self-care

Episode Summary

U.S. Army veteran, farmer, and educator, Charley Jordan, shares how his yoga practice and connection with the earth changed his life after military service.

Episode Notes

We met U.S. Army veteran Charley Jordan through photographer, and fellow Glo podcast guest, Robert Sturman (episode #14). Sturman photographed Charley and other military veterans who use yoga as a healing practice for PTSD as well as mental, emotional, and physical effects due to their careers. 

Charley is now a college adjunct professor, flower farmer, and owner of Jordan Farms in Tennessee. Charley and Derik discuss his 28 years of service and how he discovered yoga and horticulture as a way of safely dealing with and healing from the intense emotion and trauma of a demanding career. He shares about a veterans organization called Connected Warriors, and how his commitment to his yoga practice and connection with the earth changed his life. 

Links:

Jordan Farms

https://www.jordanfarmstn.com

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Veterans Crisis Line

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/about/what-is-vcl

Connected Warriors

https://connectedwarriors.org

Robert Sturman Studio

https://www.robertsturmanstudio.com

Robert Sturman’s interview on The Glo Podcast 

https://podcast.glo.com/podcast/how-dedication-to-our-practice-can-enhance-our-life-and-fuel-creativity-with-robert-sturman-internationally-celebrated-photographer/

Charley featured in Robert Sturman’s photography:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzY-PheAC7W/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CKRNhI9hhsb/

GLO classes:

Practice Presence Outdoors https://www.glo.com/class/10913

Beginning Ashtanga Flow https://www.glo.com/class/9978

Grounding for A Difficult Day https://www.glo.com/class/5914

Shift Your Mental Landscape https://www.glo.com/class/7058

Mental Clarity Flow https://www.glo.com/class/1901