May 4, 2012 by Roseanne
Even though there’s a lukewarm anti-yoga revolution brewing, let us remember the power of yoga to transform lives. This video is hot on Reddit and has received almost 100,000 views since it was posted on YouTube on April 30. From the description:
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, ever again.
He stumbled upon an article about Diamond Dallas Page doing Yoga and decided to give it a try — he couldn’t do traditional, higher impact exercise, so he tried DDP YOGA and sent an email to Dallas telling him his story.
Dallas was so moved by his story, he began emailing and speaking on the phone with Arthur throughout his journey – he encouraged Arthur to keep going and to believe that anything was possible. Even though doctors told him walking would never happen, Arthur was persistent. He fell many times, but kept going.
Diamond Dallas Page is a former wrestler turned yoga machine who eschews “namaste” for “T & A.” It’s easy to find fault with his testerone-fuelled and spiritually-deprived approach to yoga, but there’s something to his Yoga for Regular Guys schtick. Watch the video below and be sure to have tissues handy – it’s a little sentimental but ultimately inspiring.