There are plenty of transformational stories you can read about online, but this one trumps them all. This may just be the most inspirational 5 minutes of your day.
Arthur Boorman 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.
Spending every day on crutches and wheelchairs skyrocketed his weight to 300 pounds (136 kg), and physical trainers were actually turning him away because they didn’t know how to help him.
And then something you’d never suspect changed his life forever: Yoga.
How Yoga Inspired Arthur Boorman To Turn His Life Around
In the video above, see Arthur Boorman transform into the person he didn’t realize he could be. Watch the video to discover:
- How we put severe limits on what we can do. Arthur was told again and again that he was a lost cause. Yet, it was enough for just one person to believe in him and open a door for him to completely turn his life around.
- Why the power of belief to create change is extraordinary.
- Two ways to stop thinking you are stuck. You can take control of your life and change it faster than you think.
- Why yoga is so powerful. Most people have dismissed yoga as something for hippies, monks, or flexible Californians. Yet many people who feel stuck in life try yoga for the first time in their lives and end up discovering a side of themselves they never knew existed.
Arthur isn’t your typical Yoga practitioner. His story speaks to the fact that with the right guidance, expertise, and training, just about anyone can get into yoga.
Three Benefits Of Yoga On Your Health
How can the practice of yoga benefit your well-being? Just like Arthur couldn’t imagine himself walking again, it’s hard to see the benefits of yoga until you actually try it. Let’s discuss three benefits yoga has on your overall health.
1. Pain relief
Arthur suffered from a lot of pain which contributed to his immobility. But when he started doing yoga, he was able to strengthen his muscles and walk again.
Practicing yoga gives pain relief to sore muscles and chronic aches because it stretches stiff muscles. After working out or jogging, yoga can alleviate muscle pain and improve circulation.
2. Stress management
When you practice yoga, it releases endorphins from your body. Endorphins are famously known as happy hormones and put you in a good mood.
That’s why a combination of exercise and yoga is very good for stress management because the more endorphins you release, the less stressed out you will feel.
3. Weight management
Part of Arthur’s transformation is that he lost weight doing yoga. Yes, yoga can help with weight management, but usually, you also have to exercise and practice yoga at the same time to see results.
If you want to see more visual proof of the benefits of yoga, take 5 short minutes to watch this video and uplift your day.
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