Say what you will about yoga and all the controversy brewing amongst downward doggers around the world, but no matter which side of the mat you are on, no one can honestly deny that yoga has the power to transform lives.
Case in point: Arthur Boorman. Arthur was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own.
After wanting to try yoga and being dismissed by other instructors, he read an article about Diamond Dallas Page (the former wrestler turned yogi who is known for his Yoga for Regular Guys which contains more testosterone than spirituality). Arthur decided to give this a try and sent an email to Dallas telling him his story.
Dallas was understandably moved and began teaching Arthur via phone and email. Throughout his journey, Arthur stumbled, fell, , tipped over and lost his balance more than once, but he always got back up to continue. He was on a quest to cure his body, and the results are nothing short of remarkable.
The lesson here is really two-fold: Never give up and never underestimate the power of yoga.
If you’re still on the fence about yoga, you totally need to watch this video (we especially love the part when he starts running):