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Imagine having the energy to teach 11 yoga classes each week, the experience to write three books on yoga, and the strength to hold the raised ‘lotus’ pose with ease!  Bette Calman does it all at a youthful 83 years of age.

Mrs. Calman is an inspiration to us all with her lifetime’s dedication to yoga.  “I’m proof that if you keep at it, you’ll get there. I can do more now than I could 50 years ago,” Mrs Calman said.  In 2004, she had plan to retire in Melbourne, Australia.  After being encouraged by her daughter to act as a fill-in yoga teacher at the health center, Mrs. Calman felt a renewed interest in yoga.

One of the most impressive poses this yoga grandma has mastered is the agonizing ‘peacock’ pose in which the body is held in a horizontal position by the strength of the arms.  She shares her words of wisdom for a blissful life, “Even a basic posture, or just going to a window and breathing deeply, can have big benefits.”

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