Shown here are the before-after pics of Arthur Boorman, a paratrooper in the Gulf War who blew out his back and knees after making so many jumps. He grew depressed and packed on the pounds, ultimately requiring crutches to get around.

Doctors told the veteran he’d never be able to walk unassisted again. For 15 years, Boorman accepted that he was disabled. That is, until he discovered the power of Yoga:

In just one year, Arthur transformed his life and even shocked his yoga instructors. This clip posted on Youtube gained more than a million views within just a matter of days.