March 3, 2016

100-Year-Old Yogi

I had to post this article about the 100-Year-Old Yogi. Age is definitely one less excuse we have. Jean Dawson began Yoga at age 67, a lot of people have retired and shut down all physical activity by this time.

I'm 52 this year, I'm in no hurry, but curious to see what I can do with the second half of my life. My Grandma turned 100 last month, so I have a chance:) Honestly, I'll take any age as long as I have quality of life. We can't predict the future, so live and enjoy life in the moment and prepare yourself physically and financially as though you will live to 100. If you make it to 100 you definitely want to be mobile like the 100-Year-Old Yogi Jean Dawson in this article.

Happy & Healthy
Yoga Chuck

 

From Health Care Plans:

http://healthcareplan.co/100-year-old-yoga/

100-year-old Jean Dawson credits her long life to yoga

This 100-year-old yoga-loving grandma is the ultimate fitspiration

This 100-year-old yoga-loving grandma is the ultimate fitspiration

While we’re putting in maximum effort to gently ease ourselves up off the sofa after a marathon Netflix watch, 100-year-old Jean Dawson has been busy becoming a total yoga champion over the last thirty years.

Yep. Prepare to feel a little rubbish about your current fitness choices.

Great grandmother Jean Dawson celebrated her 100th birthday on February 20. She’s still in incredible health, and is proof that it’s never too late to get in shape and find happiness with an exercise you love.

Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian Jean Dawson of Cottlngley, near Bingley, West Yorkshire, who celebrated her 100th birthday at the weekend (20 February). She attends a weekly Yoga class in nearby, Shipley. WORDS BY GUZELIAN A 100-year-old great grandmother is still a picture of health thanks to over 30 years of dedication to yoga. Jean Dawson, from Cottingley, West Yorkshire, has been bended and twisting her body almost every single week for the past three decades. ìI must have good genes,î explained Mrs Dawson, who has five grandchildren and two great grand children. ìI really enjoy doing yoga. It has really changed my life and has helped cure aches and pains. I use to have trouble from a slipped disc in my back but doing yoga really helped me cope with it.

She credits her long life to starting yoga classes at age 67, after seeing an advert in her local area. She’s since spent decades under the guidance of yoga teacher Christine Tyson, who’s now 66.

Jean, from Cottingley in West Yorkshire, says yoga has entirely changed her life for the better.

Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian Jean Dawson of Cottlngley, near Bingley, West Yorkshire, who celebrated her 100th birthday at the weekend (20 February). She attends a weekly Yoga class in nearby, Shipley. WORDS BY GUZELIAN A 100-year-old great grandmother is still a picture of health thanks to over 30 years of dedication to yoga. Jean Dawson, from Cottingley, West Yorkshire, has been bended and twisting her body almost every single week for the past three decades. ìI must have good genes,î explained Mrs Dawson, who has five grandchildren and two great grand children. ìI really enjoy doing yoga. It has really changed my life and has helped cure aches and pains. I use to have trouble from a slipped disc in my back but doing yoga really helped me cope with it.
(Picture: Lorne Campbell/Guzelian)

‘It has really changed my life and has helped cure aches and pains,’ says Jean.

‘I used to have trouble from a slipped disc in my back but doing yoga really helped me cope with it.’

Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian Jean Dawson of Cottlngley, near Bingley, West Yorkshire, who celebrated her 100th birthday at the weekend (20 February). She attends a weekly Yoga class in nearby, Shipley. WORDS BY GUZELIAN A 100-year-old great grandmother is still a picture of health thanks to over 30 years of dedication to yoga. Jean Dawson, from Cottingley, West Yorkshire, has been bended and twisting her body almost every single week for the past three decades. ìI must have good genes,î explained Mrs Dawson, who has five grandchildren and two great grand children. ìI really enjoy doing yoga. It has really changed my life and has helped cure aches and pains. I use to have trouble from a slipped disc in my back but doing yoga really helped me cope with it.

‘I have met many kind people through yoga and made some good friends.

‘I don’t know how I would be today if I hadn’t taken up Iyengar Yoga. It has given me good posture, balance, concentration, flexibility and stamina.’

Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian Jean Dawson of Cottlngley, near Bingley, West Yorkshire, who celebrated her 100th birthday at the weekend (20 February). She attends a weekly Yoga class in nearby, Shipley. WORDS BY GUZELIAN A 100-year-old great grandmother is still a picture of health thanks to over 30 years of dedication to yoga. Jean Dawson, from Cottingley, West Yorkshire, has been bended and twisting her body almost every single week for the past three decades. ìI must have good genes,î explained Mrs Dawson, who has five grandchildren and two great grand children. ìI really enjoy doing yoga. It has really changed my life and has helped cure aches and pains. I use to have trouble from a slipped disc in my back but doing yoga really helped me cope with it.
(Picture: Lorne Campbell/Guzelian)

Jean practices yoga weekly, attending classes almost every Monday morning.

Her instructor says she’s a ‘role model’ in class, proving to everyone that if she can do it, so can everyone else.

Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian Jean Dawson of Cottlngley, near Bingley, West Yorkshire, who celebrated her 100th birthday at the weekend (20 February). She attends a weekly Yoga class in nearby, Shipley. WORDS BY GUZELIAN A 100-year-old great grandmother is still a picture of health thanks to over 30 years of dedication to yoga. Jean Dawson, from Cottingley, West Yorkshire, has been bended and twisting her body almost every single week for the past three decades. ìI must have good genes,î explained Mrs Dawson, who has five grandchildren and two great grand children. ìI really enjoy doing yoga. It has really changed my life and has helped cure aches and pains. I use to have trouble from a slipped disc in my back but doing yoga really helped me cope with it.
(Picture: Lorne Campbell/Guzelian)

‘You can only do what you can do,’ says Jean.

 

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