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98-year-old yoga guru credits ancient discipline for her long life

May 08, 2017 16:18 IST
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An Indian granny- who is almost a century old- can put her young students to shame as she bends, stretches and performs the most difficult yoga poses with effortless ease. Nanammal Amma is a 98-year-old yoga teacher from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. The nonagenarian has been practising the ancient discipline since the age of three and has mastered over 50 yogasans. Even at this age when she needs assistance to walk, Nanammal consistently practices Yoga three times a day and credits it for her longevity. Nanammal comes from a family that has been practising this ancient physical and spiritual discipline for generations. She learnt yoga from her grandfather and grandmother who died at the age of 107. Her five children-two daughters and three sons also practice and teach yoga. She boasts of almost a hundred students from all age groups, who come to her home to learn Yoga. The granny believes that whoever learns the discipline from her would live for 100 years. (AP)