The wheelchair can be one of the most helpful things in the world, getting you from Point A to Point B if you can’t walk, but it can also act as a barrier between you and the rest of the world and the energy most people feel while walking.
This energy is some invigorating, buzzing stuff, and the sad part is that most wheelchair-users don’t even realize this energy is a “thing;” and they go through their lives not realizing they could have an deeper connection to the world and feel better because of it. But if only they knew….
I was as unaware of this energy as much as other wheelchair-users up until a few years ago when I began taking adaptive yoga. My whole world turned upside down when my paraplegic yoga teacher, renowned Matthew Sanford from Mind Body Solutions, asked me to do the craziest thing ever: “Push down through your f