There are lots of badass yogis out there, but this is a whole new level of awesome. Dan Nevins, an army veteran, lost both his legs after complications from injuries sustained while on active duty in Iraq. He's never let that hold him back and has biked across the country and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. But it was yoga that helped Nevins address his emotional issues from post-combat stress.
He admits it took him a while to get hooked. At first Nevins found yoga painful and frustrating, but after he became comfortable taking off his prosthetics and got over what he calls the "man bun and spandex stereotype," he fell in love with it. Now he's an instructor, spreading the message that yoga really is for everyone and is an especially great outlet for veterans dealing with emotional stress. Check out our favorite photos of Nevins showing off some sweet yoga poses below and follow him on Instagram for a dose of inspiration.
I'm so very grateful to have been a part of an amazing event that showcased how yoga is healing veterans. Big thanks to @yogajournal and @yogajournalevents for the invitation to be a part of this amazing celebration of life and healing! A special thanks to @robertsturman for capturing this moment and sharing the space with me yesterday. I'm beyond honored and I'm humbled by all I've learned the last few days. #YJLive #yogajournal #lifeinbalance
What are you holding onto that's keeping you from experiencing what is possible in your life Right Now!? Come to #BPYoga at Bryant Park in NYC on Thursday, August 20th 6-7PM and let it go!! Come flow with me and my wounded warrior friends!! Come and support the healing power of yoga!! Another gem from @robertsturman @wwp @baptisteyoga #WhyBaptisteYoga #BaptisteYogaWorks