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“Losing his father, his sister--and his legs--in a terrible car accident at the age of 13 did not stop Matthew Sanford from living his life . . . In Waking, he offers a powerful, honest account of his battle: awakening a spirit within a damaged body.” ―Psychology Today
“This is a riveting, heartbreaking, heart-opening saga. . . . Months after first reading it, I find myself appreciating his writing and the depth of his thinking more and more.” ―Nina Utne, Chair, Utne magazine
“His paralysis has taught him powerful lessons about consciousness . . . [Sanford] will truly dare readers to appreciate their own bodies and lives.” ―Yoga Journal
“From a hard-won understanding of how the body has intelligence and is an aspect of the soul, the author presents us with a new revitalizing vision of what it is to be human.” ―Susan Griffin, author of Woman and Nature
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.
incredibly moving and heartfelt story of overcoming adversity.
an inspiring story of the human spirit and the will to survive. Read more
Excellent true story about an incredible young man who over came sever pain and depression in order to live. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeanne G Stringer
Went way too fast, wanted to know more and just inspired me to do more in the able body I have, cancer surgery aside....I can walk, do yoga, meditate, help others...and do... Read morePublished 4 months ago by chris
Well but simply written book that takes us on Matthew's journey of disconnection and then reconnection with his body. Not just for yogis.Published 7 months ago by Kindle Customer