I started my plan to stay young at the age of 24 when I enrolled in the first full-time yoga school in Australia, the Gita School of Yoga.
Ever since I have practiced the 10 chakra asanas (positions) I learned every day without fail for the next 50 years.
So this is the basis of my first secret to staying young.
Secret 1. Take care of your body.
Learn the basic yoga positions and perform them every morning, like the first thing you do on getting out of bed so it becomes routine. Search ‘Chakra Yoga’.
Do muscle stretching daily with gentle exercises, for me it was mostly lying on the mat, to strengthen the muscles that support your spine and lower back. Search Callan Pinkney books or videos.
Buy an electric massage chair. Everyone should have one. Even to relax your body after mowing the lawn, it’s magical. Get the vibration type not the roller type.
Walk. I lost my car when my business and I went bankrupt 30 years ago and I’ve walked everywhere since.
At that time I was having trouble with my lower back and my legs, which caused me to take up the muscle stretching and persist with the yoga.
Two years ago I was diagnosed with lumbar canal stenosis which I believe had been kept at bay for those 28 years by my exercise program.
Still, they told me I’d never walk again and would be wheelchair bound for the rest of my life; well I’m still walking (with the help of a support) and there’s no wheelchair in sight.
Whatever you do, keep moving.
Secret 2. Keep your mind active.
I’ve written and self-published 5 books in the last 20 years. They’re not novels as everyone expects them to be. They’re non-fiction, about what I’ve learned about life (just like this blog post).
I write and publish a blog post every weekend.
I also post to my Twitter timeline and to 30 Facebook Fan Pages once a week at least.
I’m thinking about writing my next book.
I meditate once a week with a group of people under a teacher.
Secret 3. Your thoughts create your reality.
Think young. Think well.
You are not the statistic that represents the number of times the Earth has travelled around the Sun since you were born.
For this reason I’m not going to tell you my age.
But when I turned 50 I was so horrified that I decided to always be 49. Which is my true age today.
Think about it.
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