When American paratrooper Arthur Boorman returned home injured from the Gulf War, doctors told him he'd never walk unassisted again.

One too many jumps led to chronic back and knee problems making his military workout a thing of the past.

For 15 years, Boorman believed them. Consequently, his weight ballooned to 297 lbs.

But, at 47 years old, the disheartened veteran discovered yoga in a newspaper article about DDP yoga.

As demonstrated in this incredible YouTube video, the non-impact yoga workout helped Boorman shed 140 lbs in 10 months.

Yoga isn't just an excellent weight-loss therapy for troops returning home injured. According to CareForVets.org, yoga is also being used to help treat post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among war veterans who've served in Afghanistan and in Iraq.

Watch Arthur Boorman's inspirational transformation in the above YouTube video.

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