Friday, May 4, 2012

The Power of Perseverance

This video is going viral. It's the story of Arthur Boorman, a paratrooper in the Gulf War who blew out his back and knees, suffered from depression, gained a lot of weight and couldn't walk unassisted. Having been turned away by numerous yoga instructors, he found one willing to help him. Here's the story of what happened.



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7 comments:

  1. I read an article about this, just today!!

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  2. That's interesting! It really is a small world (via the Internet) isn't it? I hadn't heard anything about this before I saw the video. It just shows how quickly things take off and go viral.

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  3. This is SOOOO motivational.
    I have no excuses. Not really.
    Time to do something about my extra weight.
    Thank you.

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  4. I wish I knew what else he did (sure not yoga alone to lose all that weight). Still, I guess we all know what we need to do. The fact that this man was able to go from walking only with assistance to running (and standing on his head)? Too awesome (I doubt I'll ever be able to stand on my head, but I can surely do more than I am).

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  5. Maybe he was spending so much time doing the yoga that he wasn't eating improper foods or as much food?
    I used to stand on my head. I'm guessing those days are long gone, as just standing on my feet without tipping over can be a chore some days when I'm tired!

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  6. Well, that's a good point (the time spend on yoga rather than eating). Plus, I suppose once a person starts doing one healthy thing, they get in the groove and want to do more. (If you decide to try standing on your head again, please have someone take a video and mail it to me. I couldn't do it even when I was young, so I certainly won't be able to now, but I applaud anyone who can).

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  7. Ohhhh, that's funny (about taking a video of me doing a handstand)! Whenever I thnk of that, I remember doing it in my parents' living room so that I could "land" in their chair. I haven't tried it in my own house since the kids were small. Maybe tonight's the night (after everyone else has gone to bed, of course)!

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