SAN ANTONIO - Dan Nevins credits yoga for saving his life and helping him "heal from the invisible wounds of war." The Iraq War veteran lost both his legs below the knee after an improvised explosive devise (IED) detonated near his vehicle in 2004.
Today, Nevins led a special yoga class inside the home of the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center. His pupils included nearly 40 wounded warriors, military veterans, as well as USAA and Spurs & Sports Entertainment employees.
Nevins shared his message and the lessons he's learned during his journey in hopes of inspiring others to find their own path to overall betterment.
According to his website, Dan received the Wounded Warrior Project's highest honor, the George C. Lan Award for Courage, for his efforts on behalf of the organization.
Dan became a Baptiste Yoga teacher in 2015, and now incorporates the notion of "yoga for everybody" into his speeches and classes, encouraging people from all walks of life - and veterans in particular - to take up the practice.
The event in San Antonio was part of the Spurs and USAA's efforts to bring once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to local military and their families and show their appreciation for their selfless service to our nation.
To learn more about Dan Nevins, you can visit his website.