If you’re a yoga teacher and a parent, you’ll know how difficult combining the two roles can be. You’ll be rushing out the door to a class only to realise that the kids have made a den out of your yoga blocks. Or you spend home practices with the TV blaring, a child sitting on your head, desperately trying to ignore the mountain of mess surrounding you. (more…)
Matthew Sanford is a paraplegic and a yoga teacher, and in the crucible of his journey he has learned something we all need to hear.
When Matthew was just 13 years old he was involved in a devastating car crash on the road to his hometown of Duluth, Minnesota. The crash killed his father and older sister, and left him paralysed him from the chest down. What immediately followed this life-defining event was six months of hospital care, ranging from experiences of brutal pain, when he had a metal brace screwed into his skull, to mind-numbing boredom, waiting for his body to knit itself together again. (more…)