As people around the world continue to search for the secret to living a longer and healthier life, one woman from India may have found the answer in the ancient practice of yoga.
Meet Rani Sharma, a 100-year-old yoga guru from the city of Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Despite her age, Sharma continues to practice yoga daily and has even taught the practice to hundreds of students over the course of her life.
“Yoga is not just a physical exercise, it is a way of life,” says Sharma. “It has helped me stay healthy and active even in my old age.”
Sharma’s dedication to yoga has earned her a reputation as a local celebrity, with many in her community seeking her guidance on how to live a longer and healthier life.
“Rani ji is a living example of the benefits of yoga,” says Jaya Singh, one of Sharma’s former students. “She is an inspiration to us all and a testament to the power of this ancient practice.”
Indeed, the health benefits of yoga have been well documented in scientific studies, with researchers finding that regular practice can reduce stress, improve flexibility, and boost overall physical and mental health.
But for Sharma, the benefits of yoga go beyond just the physical. “Yoga has helped me find peace and balance in my life,” she says. “It has given me a sense of purpose and a connection to something greater than myself.”
As the popularity of yoga continues to grow around the world, many are looking to figures like Sharma for inspiration and guidance on how to live a healthier and more fulfilling life.
“Rani ji is proof that age is just a number,” says Rajesh Kumar, a yoga teacher based in New Delhi. “Through her example, we can all learn that it is never too late to start living a healthier and more mindful life.”