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Tough guy Mike Gluchowski balked at even the thought of meditation. — But as he looked at his dozen prescription medications for his chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder brought on by a career in law enforcement in New York City, the New Port Richey, Fla., resident was willing to try something new.

PHOTO: Annie Okerlin owns Yogani Studios in Tampa, Fla., and teaches yoga and meditation classes to injured veterans.
Annie Okerlin owns Yogani Studios in Tampa, Fla., and teaches yoga and meditation classes to injured veterans. "The body wants to feel the positive; it doesn't want to feel upset," she notes. (SHNS photo by Edmund D. Fountain / Tampa Bay Times)

"I don't know how or why it works -- I don't want to know or care," Gluchowski says. "The results I've had have been totally incredible."