Never, Ever Give Up: DDP Yoga

I love youtube clips that get people pumped up, that can make  people smile, and that can potentially change people’s lives.  This inspiring story of Arthur Boorman, via Diamond Dallas Page Yoga,  had me yelling at the screen and pumping my fist as I watched the incredible transformation.

Thanks to Kelly O’Neil, who just recently earned her certification as a Yogi, for another Sunshine Club gem!   -mp

“Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own, ever again.

He stumbled upon an article about Diamond Dallas Page doing Yoga and decided to give it a try — he couldn’t do traditional, higher impact exercise, so he tried DDP YOGA and sent an email to Dallas telling him his story.

Dallas was so moved by his story, he began emailing and speaking on the phone with Arthur throughout his journey – he encouraged Arthur to keep going and to believe that anything was possible. Even though doctors told him walking would never happen, Arthur was persistent. He fell many times, but kept going.

Arthur was getting stronger rapidly, and he was losing weight at an incredible rate! Because of DDP’s specialized workout, he gained tremendous balance and flexibility — which gave him hope that maybe someday, he’d be able to walk again.

His story is proof, that we cannot place limits on what we are capable of doing, because we often do not know our own potential. Niether Arthur, nor Dallas knew what he would go on to accomplish, but this video speaks for itself. In less than a year, Arthur completely transformed his life. If only he had known what he was capable of, 15 years earlier.

Do not waste any time thinking you are stuck – you can take control over your life, and change it faster than you might think.

Hopefully this story can inspire you to follow your dreams – whatever they may be.
Anything is Possible!”

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6 Responses to “Never, Ever Give Up: DDP Yoga”
  1. Neen James says:

    Wow! What an awesome inspiration to read the morning of Memorial Day too!

    Thank you for sharing this, it was amazing to watch and I shed some tears and was so excited for his success. Thank you for all you do in inspiring people too.

  2. Marcello says:

    My pleasure Neen.

    Thank you for visiting and promoting such a powerful story.

    The video documentation of Arthur’s journey adds 10 levels to its impact-fullness. You can’t deny what your eyes see in that clip. And unless you’re dead inside, you can’t deny what your heart feels as you watch.

    Have a great day!


  3. DJ-RJ says:

    Very inspiring and shows what can be done if you believe and start taking the steps to achieve whatever it is you want.

    Thanks for sharing Marcello.

  4. Marcello says:

    My pleasure RJ.

    Agreed. Those first couple of steps can be doozies and it usually gets worse before it gets better… but those who persevere are treated to a new world.

    BTW, I continue to enjoy your inspirational and thought-provoking tweets.

    Best wishes,


  5. Helen Brown says:

    Wow, *thank you* for sharing such a powerful and inspiring story, M! I’d write more, but I’m gonna go lace up my tennis shoes RIGHT NOW…!

  6. Marcello says:

    Nice Helen! 🙂

    Hope you had a great trip.. Welcome back!

    Best wishes,


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