Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence (Paperback)

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Matthew Sanford's life and body were irrevocably changed at age 13 when his family's car skidded off a snowy Iowa overpass, killing Matt's father and sister and leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. This pivotal event set Matt on a lifelong journey, from his intensive care experiences at the Mayo Clinic to becoming a paralyzed yoga teacher and founder of a nonprofit organization. Forced to explore what it truly means to live in a body, he emerges with an entirely new view of being a "whole" person. In "Waking" - his searingly candid memoir - Sanford delivers a powerful message about the endurance of the human spirit and of the body that houses it.

About the Author

MATTHEW SANFORD is the founder of the non-profit organization Mind Body Solutions. He specializes in adapting yoga to people living with disabilities and teaches workshops around the country. He currently resides in Orono, Minnesota.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781594868450
ISBN-10: 159486845X
Publisher: Rodale Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 2008
Pages: 253
Language: English