by Nicole Barley, Executive Editor
———- A yoga teacher friend posted the video on her Facebook page with the message: “Amazing video. Cue waterworks at crow to plank at 4:10.”
More like cue waterworks after about five seconds for this gal, but that’s beside the point.
The point is, “Never, Ever Give Up.” That’s the title of the viral clip, with nearly 7.5 million views, that tells the story of Arthur, a man with crippling injuries. At the start of the video, he can barely walk. At the end, he’s 140 pounds lighter and flowing through a challenging series of poses, from Bakasana to Chaturanga Dandasana, with ease.
If you’ve been following this week’s series of yoga blogs, you’ve shared in four different stories that share one similar theme: change. Change in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual sense.
All that by establishing a yoga practice? I’d be skeptical too. After all, change is the hardest thing a human being can do.
But the transformative power of yoga — in other words, of committing to one’s health, heart, and breath — is truly amazing. That’s not to say it’s a simple process, but that journey to the heart is worthwhile and wonderful.
I encourage you to watch Arthur’s story. It is an amazing reminder that we have all of the power within us to succeed. Just be sure to grab some Kleenex first.
Find the yoga practice that’s right for you! Browse classes, pricing, and general information from Pittsburgh yoga studios in WHIRL’s 2013 Yoga Guide.