Serenity Through Wheelchair Yoga and Meditation

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Yoga, a Sanskrit word that translates into “union” is the ancient path to well-being, practiced for over 5,000 years. Meditation, another ancient practice, promotes relaxation, builds internal energy and develops compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness. Combine both and you have a path to improved quality of life.

If you have access to a computer, there are multiple sites that provide step by step directions to implementing a powerful program of yoga and meditation that will yield tremendous health benefits.

Check out Disabled Sports USA  for an in-depth article on Yoga – one of the adaptive sports listed on their site. Or read the article by Laura McMullen “Yoga for People in Wheelchairs” which includes a brief interview with Matthew Sanford, yoga teacher, public speaker, author and founder/president of Mind-Body Solutions. Matthew was paralyzed at age 13, and now teaches yoga to those of all abilities.

Meditation is available to everyone, and provides multiple physiologic, psychological and spiritual benefits. For a list of 100 benefits of Meditation, check out iNeedMotivation. The Mayo Clinic article entitled “Meditation:  A simple, fast way to reduce stress”  can help you understand  what meditation is, how it can benefit you, the impact of meditation on illness and other elements.

Whatever your current situation, improving the quality of life is possible and within reach. All you have to do is begin.

Matthew Sanford

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