I admit I get a tiny bit tired of older women telling me all my life that I’m fit because I’m young. At 55, soon 56, I still have to hear that BS.
To prove that challenging oneself has nothing to do with a certain age, I´m sharing a photo I took a few months ago, of a yogini I admire tremendously, and a photo of myself doing the same asana, triangle pose.
Meet the fabulous yogini, Pauline Dimitry, who is 81 years old and has beaten cancer 4 times. At one point she was told by a surgeon she would not be able to practice asana yoga again, and she is certainly proving him wrong.
Pauline started her yoga journey in her 30’s and over the years has studied with many different teachers. Her latest certification with Yoga Alliance, was her 500-hour RYT and she was 75 when she got it. The course included SUP (stand up paddle board) yoga, and although she was excused from doing it, she didn’t excuse herself!
At 81, Pauline practices yoga and also teaches daily. “You are what you think. I had cancer four times and never thought of myself as being sick. If I stopped practicing yoga now, I would lose my agility, balance and good posture, and I would become depressed.” I’m honored to know her and spread the joy of her presence and her ability to challenge herself daily.
Be like Pauline!