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The Paralyzed Yoga Instructor

The Paralyzed Yoga Instructor

Jun 13, 2008-- Matthew Sanford once led an ordinary life in a loving family. But at age thirteen, he was involved in a devastating car crash that took the lives of his father and sister, and left him paralyzed from the chest down. Advice from his doctors to "forget his lower body," however, was what really crippled Matthew, leading him to ignore his once-athletic body, until he discovered yoga at age twenty-five and the power of the mind-body connection. Now aged forty-two, Matthew has become a nationally recognized yoga teacher, author, and renowned expert in mind-body integration who has inspired and enhanced the lives of thousands, perhaps most notably through his pioneering work to transform our approach to rehabilitation. (4447 reads)

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