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Never turn anyone away from your yoga class.

Tip via original post up on Reddit: “This is why I never turn anyone away from my yoga class. Inspirational. Never give up!”

“Never, Ever Give up.”

Never underestimate what you can accomplish when you believe in yourself.

From the video:

If this story can inspire someone you know, please share it with them!

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.

Arthur was getting stronger rapidly, and he was losing weight at an incredible rate! Because of DDP’s specialized workout, he gained tremendous balance and flexibility — which gave him hope that maybe someday, he’d be able to walk again.

His story is proof, that we cannot place limits on what we are capable of doing, because we often do not know our own potential. Niether Arthur, nor Dallas knew what he would go on to accomplish, but this video speaks for itself. In less than a year, Arthur completely transformed his life. If only he had known what he was capable of, 15 years earlier.

Do not waste any time thinking you are stuck – you can take control over your life, and change it faster than you might think.

Hopefully this story can inspire you to follow your dreams – whatever they may be.
Anything is Possible!

For more information about DDP YOGA, visit http://www.ddpyoga.com

To contact Arthur or Dallas Page about this incredible story, please visit http://www.ddpbang.com and contact them.

Both Dallas and Arthur are available for events to share their inspirational story.

Some footage taken from a still to be finished documentary, http://www.inspiredthemovie.com

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ellenfein Feb 11, 2014 8:08am

This incredibly inspiring and I was very moved by it. BUT these poses and his entry into them are potentially dangerous. as a yoga therapist watching this, I felt my concern increasing rapidly. yes, it is a moving video but it also reflects a student who had his motivation lit up without also developing the needed discrimination to recognize his own patterns and impulses and develop a safe practice.

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