Updated: Jan 3
Every day...every moment is an opportunity (as one of my meditation teachers said) to "start again."
Here are 5 inspirational videos for restarting (or starting) a healthy habit of yoga. These are not your typical flexible, Instagram Yoginis. These show the transformative power of a regular practice of yoga, starting from whatever level of health or well-being you are currently at.
MAN LOSES OVER 300 LBS FROM YOGA AND HARD WORK
Jared was overweight for most of his life, but after weighing over 500 lbs at his 40th birthday, he was finally ready to make some changes in his life.
NEVER GIVE UP
"Never, Ever Give Up," shows Arthur Boorman's inspirational story of transformation. Arthur was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own. This video speaks for itself. In less than a year, Arthur completely transformed his life.
HOW YOGA CHANGED A WOUNDED VETERAN'S LIFE
A few years ago, I was lucky enough to meet Dan Nevins at a conference in San Francisco. Dan lost both legs in an IED blast in 2004 while serving in Iraq. Now, he's sharing yoga with other veterans in hopes that it will impact their lives as positively as it has impacted his.
YOGA SAVES: Urban teens on yoga, inner-city life, and gangs.
Urban youths find health and hope through yoga practice and lifestyle. Former gang members and foster home kids find a way to deal with emotions. Teach the youth yoga and meditation -- and the world will be changed for the next generation, in the best way possible.
WHAT HAPPENED WHEN SHE KEPT GOING INSTEAD OF QUITTING
Emily was used to quitting and dropping out. Last year when she committed to Yoga, she changed that. Now she's lost 65 lbs and is feeling better than ever from the inside out.