Inspiration

How a disabled veteran transformed his body – through yoga!

Almost all yoga teachers turned him away – but he found a teacher and managed to transform his life within a year. How amazing is that?

To all yoga teachers: Don’t turn anyone away just because the situation might seem “hopeless”.

Oh, and to all future yoga students: You can do it – no matter where you are now! The proof? See below :)

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  1. Oh man, I cried so hard at this for almost a whole day last week, and shared the story with my students! How heartbreaking that other teachers turned him away! But how amazing that he found support and then *did* the work.

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    • I know! I forward the link to anyone who says they “can’t do yoga” because of this or that injury. I also wrote about the veteran who lost both his legs – and then started doing yoga again! So inspiring!

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  2. Absolutely, awesome. As a matter of fact, I am also currently working in a military and veteran suicide program, but in the area of technology and digital repository for suicide researchers. I hope someone is doing some research on the benefits of yoga and meditation in veteran rehabilitation. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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  3. I saw this yesterday. I balled my eyes out, sent it to everyone. Truly so wonderful. Also on a funny note, I love that Diamond Dallas Page is now not just an extreme wrestler but an “Extremeeeeeee” yoga guru. :)

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  4. This is such an inspiring story; I started crying! He such an amazing man for not giving up either. Kudos to him and to his yoga instructor. Both very inspiring men! Thanks so much for this post.

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  5. This is such an amazing story! I posted it on my FB yesterday. He & all the others out there that have been told “you’ll just have to live with it” (IT, being whatever ailment doesnt respond to a pill) To them I say Yes you can! Never say cant! Yoga is the great transformer of lives, this is why I am a yoga teacher & yoga therapist. And to the Yoga teacher who didn’t turn him away. Shanti! Jayam!

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