DREAMWalker Group
Where creativity and spirit converge

 

 

 

 

To assist you in finding books you enjoy reading, you can search this site for authors or artists and look at their profile pages:
 

By first name

By last name

By Subjects

And remember that when you buy a book (or anything else) from Amazon.com off this site or via other vendor links on this site, we will donate 40% of all sales back to literary and creative communitiesby sponsoring conferences & organizations. 

 

fabmost.com
AFFORDABLE SOCIAL MEDIA, PUBLICITY, BRAND/NAME RECOGNITION, BLOG CONTENT & more

 


by
Awakened Man

 

 


A bridge supporting dialog

 

 
   

Michael Walker's Blog
(Awakened Man's World)

Our DREAMTeam

Email Us

 

 

Affiliates

 

Works by
Matthew Sanford
(Writer)

Email:  ???
http://www.mindbodysolutions
Profile created October 10, 2006

It took a devastating car accident, paralysis from the chest down, and dependence on a wheelchair before Matthew truly realized the importance of his body. He has been rolling into his body ever since. After the accident, Matthew spent the first fourteen years believing that his mind was shut out of his paralyzed body. He spent the next twelve years practicing hatha yoga and discovered how deeply he was mistaken. Living vibrantly through one’s whole body – whether paralyzed or not – is a powerful part of living.

Mind-body integration improves our quality of consciousness. Matthew has dedicated his life to making this insight a practical feature of our everyday lives.  -- from mind body solutions

  • Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence (2006)
    tt Sanford's life and body were irrevocably changed at age 13 on a snowy Iowa road. On that day, his family's car skidded off an overpass, killing Matt's father and sister and leaving him paralyzed from the chest down and confined to a wheelchair. His mother and brother escaped from the accident unharmed but were left to pick up the pieces of their decimated family. This pivotal event set Matt off on a lifelong journey, from his intensive care experiences at the Mayo Clinic to becoming a paralyzed yoga teacher and founder of a non-profit 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. Waking is a chronicle of that process. By turns agonizingly personal, philosophical, and heartbreakingly honest, this groundbreaking memoir takes the reader inside the body, heart, and mind of a boy whose world has been shattered. The author allows us to follow with him as he rebuilds from the ground up, searching for healing stories to help him reconnect his mind and his body. To do so, he must reject much of what traditional medicine tells him and instead turn to yoga as a centerpiece of his daily practice. The author finds not only a better life, but meaning and purpose in the mysterious distance that we all experience between mind and body. In searingly candid, frequently poetic language, Sanford pulls back the curtain on what it means to survive devastating trauma, from returning to a broken life to the uncertainty of finding sexual intimacy with a paralyzed body. But first and foremost the author offers a powerful message about the endurance of the human spirit, and of the body that houses it.

(We need your help! 
Let us know if you have updated information for this page!
Write us at dreamwalkergroup@me.com)

Related Topics

Click any of the following links for more information on similar topics of interest in relation to this page.

Matthew Sanford
Is Listed As A Favorite Of
(Alphabetical Order
By First Name)

TO BE DETERMINED

Matthew's Favorite
Authors/Books
(Alphabetical Order
By First Name)
[As of x]

TO BE DETERMINED

DREAMWaker Group is not incorporated as a non-profit organization.
Your donations help defray the cost of running this site but are not tax-deductible
as charitable expenses
.  See your tax consultant for more information.

Site Design and
Copyright © 2002-11 by
DREAMWalker Group
Email Us

Proprietor - Michael Walker  

Editorial - Catherine Groves  Michael Walker 

Layout & Design Michael Walker