I’ve been featured in an article in the August/September Australian Yoga Journal that’s entitled “Yoga at Any Age”. The gist of the article is that yoga has a myriad of gifts to offer and the value of them increases with age.
My particular input into the article emphasises that the hip arthritis I dealt with over the years propelled me into more reflective yoga practices. But it also helped keep me stay agile, mostly pain-free and able to teach yoga for the eighteen years I had the condition.
I learned a vital truth in the process: yoga is not an insurance policy to make you impervious to disease, ageing, and ultimately dying. But it can foster growing old and staying centred with ease and gracefulness.
Here are a few more benefits:
• Flexibility and mobility
• Comfortable sleep
• Pain relief
Svarasa-vaht vidusah api tatha arudhah abhinivesah
*The survival instinct is self-perpetuating and as such is dominant even in the learned
*Patanjali’s Meditation Yoga, translation and commentary by Vyn Bailey.