Beautiful and inspiring article, thank you so much for sharing! I started practicing yoga only 4 years ago, at 37, but I totally relate to what the people featured in the article are saying. I feel so many changes in my body and mind and am much more flexible physically and mentally than I was before I started yoga!
I remember reading articles about travel to wonderful Yoga Retreats and then I remembered how much better I felt sleeping in my closet and channeling energies into a room with stillness of the mind, body and spirit.
Thanking you in advance for the release and acceptance I gathered from the articles, achievements and yogic pranayama I received through this publication
Who I am ?
If X happen, will I more happy ?
I'm not sure about that. Although I'm looking for many things, I still remember who am I and what is my dream. Because of Yoga.
My first yoga teacher was 72. She had taken it up at 67 and there she was in 1977 standing on her head comfortably before the amazed adult ed class. She inspired me to forget the "age limits" for life. Best $15 I ever spent.
Natasha Salmon Cogno
Great Article. Very inspiring. I am a 66 years old yoga teacher and personal trainer in Miami Springs, Florida. Everything they say is true. I can attest to it. I'm in great shape. People cannot believe how old I am. They say, but, but, but, "how can you be 66? Your skin, your face, your arms, you cannot be more than 40!
I believe that yoga is a "fountain of youth". At least, it is for me. If you like, I'll send you a picture of me in Royal Pigeon!
Keep up the great writing for us "over 40".
It is so good to learn from such inspiring yoginis. I feel grateful that I am part of the yoga community.
I just have no time for yoga it takes too long
I love B.K.S. Iyengar's words "You're as young as your spine is flexible." Perhaps this is a form of denial, but maybe not, but I ask myself, "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?" - I do not define myself by my age and don't even tell people how old I am. The natural tendency as we age is to get more hunched over and take smaller steps, but backbends and vinyasa take care of that - same as with any tendency to become rigid in thinking. "Flexible body, flexible mind" always - why not?
Thank you all for your inspiration. I began yoga 1 1/2 years ago at almost 45 years old. My yogi is a decade younger and has only been doing yoga for 4 1/2 years, but she is remarkable. I am grateful I have found something I can do no matter how old I am and enjoy every moment I'm blessed with. You all make me proud not to focus on something that doesn't exist anyway... "anti-aging". But instead I am encouraged as I learn to age gracefully, naturally and beautifully! This has been the best time of my life thanks to yoga and all it is doing for, in and through me.