Double Amputee Veteran Says Yoga Saved His Life: ‘I Realized I Was Supposed to Lose My Legs’

By January 2014, Dan Nevins had made it through multiple Army deployments to Iraq, the loss of his left and right leg after experiencing a roadside explosion in combat, 36 surgeries, and two divorces.

Despite all of that, he never noticed feelings of PTSD that befall so many veterans because he distracted himself with athletic achievements – beating guys with both their legs in golf, biking up mountains and summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro – until he found himself recovering alone at home from one of his final surgeries.