This video gave me goosebumps. It perfectly exemplifies the power of yoga, and for me, it’s a reminder. A reminder that with enough passion and intention, we can do anything that we put our minds to. It’s not always an easy road, but when we fall, it’s about picking ourselves back up and continuing to try. When you want something that badly, you will stop at nothing to acheive it, and this man, Arthur Boorman did just that. His inspiring story is illustrated in the short YouTube video but it speaks volumes.
As a yoga practitioner, teacher and continuous student, I am reminded that it’s the yoga that speaks for itself. Through our work and practice, these ancient techniques and postures help build strength in our bodies, and help our minds persevere which both enable us to conquer and achieve any goals we set. The opportunities are truly endless and “all” it takes is heart, intention and drive. Arthur Boorman is yet another example of how effective yoga can be when used strategically, through the slow building process of learning our own body inside and out, as we break down physical and emotional barriers that cause road blocks in our lives.
This video also came through at an important time in my life. On May 15th, my husband Ryan and I are traveling to Yukosuko Naval Base in Yukosuko, Japan. Something that Ryan has done before, as a working magician, he performs magic for the military and their families. This year, I will be joining him and teaching yoga while over there. I am beyond excited for this opportunity and know it will be quite an experience. To join forces through the practice and teachings of yoga will be amazing and I am so excited to share yoga with a new audience. I can only hope that I’m able to help someone there discover yoga in the way that Arthur did.