Meet Rodrigo (he/him) @goodtimetorollon sharing his #yogasavedmylife story with us 💚

"About 6 years ago I fell off a cliff & broke my back. Due to that I am now a full-time wheelchair user and I have a complete t3 spinal cord injury"

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"I had been doing Yoga (Bikram) for a while before my accident when I lived I London, and after my accident I started doing adapted yoga on my own with some resources from the internet & also from Matthew Sanford @mindbodysolutions , he also has a spinal cord injury and is an amazing teacher, he teaches me how to work with folks with disabilities modifying asanas according to their body and needs

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I work for a charity organisation where we organise workshops, training, and camps for newly injury people and as a mentor and role model, I usually help newly injury folks to look beyond their current situation and to see that life still beautiful

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I believe that mindfulness combined with adaptive/accessible yoga can be a great tool for newly injured folks, wheelchair users and folks with a physical and mobility impairment

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Yoga helps me to deal with chronic neuropathic pain, with spasticity, stiffness, stress, anxiety and the list goes on and on

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Yoga has helped me to fall in love with my broken body & to accept it as it is

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It allowed me to be who I am and to accept what is 🙏

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I am currently finishing a 200YTT and I want to help people feel as good as I do when I practice

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It’s going to be beautiful 💚

Peace, love, empathy to you all,

Rodrigo Souza”