Thursday, January 17, 2019

Featured Video: John Azlen's Accessible Yoga Practice

This is how John Azlen adapts his yoga practice for his abilities. He says it "looks a bit different but it's equally effective." We love the way he uses the bolster.

John Azlen been an amputee since he was 6 months old. He believes that the only limits we have are the ones we put on ourselves, so in his spare time he works with amputees, both in and out of the hospital, to help them understand that anything is possible with hard work. He also runs a Para-Sports club that currently offers wheelchair basketball in his community. Now that he is studying to become a yoga instructor, he wants to share this journey with the world and break down perceptions of what yoga should look like. This video is his first step towards that.

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This post was edited by Nina Zolotow, co-editor of the Accessible Yoga blog and Editor in Chief of Yoga for Healthy Aging.

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  1. Wonderful and heart opening! Yoga IS REALLY a spiritual journey and the body and mind benefit,too,of course. THANK YOU for making this video,John!

    1. It was my pleasure. I'm glad you enjoyed it. There's many more to come