This is a very inspiring post from Andrea Leber of Savasana Addict.
How would you do yoga without your legs?
As practitioners, we’re getting into fierce warrior positions, quite often trying to build heat, confidence, work up sweat. Usually teachers give instructions so that students feel empowered, develop a stronger stance and strong legs, facing forward – facing the world and its troubles that are awaiting us as soon as we leave the yoga room.
But some people have already been there, without ever having practised warrior pose. They went to war, for real. They’ve been taking risks, overcoming fear and facing challenges. Then they returned, wounded. Some US soldiers went to Afghanistan or Iraq and lost their legs. Or their eyesight. As part of their recovery, some of them have been starting to take yoga classes.
“Yoga’s been helping people for thousands of years. Now it’s helping me.” James Bernard
To help military personnel returning from the war…
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