Photos: Instagram @seanphelpslife
Sean Phelps is a hair stylist, clothing designer and yogi based out of Los Angeles. Looking at these images it’s easy to think he’s physically gifted and that these poses come natural to him. The reality is that Sean has several physical challenges which he deals with on a daily basis and is slowly overcoming through his yoga practice.
As a kid, Sean fractured his left humerus bone on the growth plate leaving it two inches shorter than his right arm. He has compensated for this by using a block when performing several poses. He’s worked his way down to a one inch block to keep himself balanced out. A car accident several years ago left him with chronic back pain. His remedy, a series of warrior three poses, increasing hold times as he gets stronger. Back pain is no longer an issue. Lotus pose seemed impossible to him considering he had ACL and MCL injuries. Clearly, he’s making progress there as well.
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