Yoga teacher Barbara Currie says her anti-aging yoga routine has kept her feeling like she’s twenty even though she’s now in her seventies.

For a 78-year old, you have to hand it to Barbara Curry, she definitely looks extraordinarily fit.  And she claims she is just as healthy and flexible as she was when she was in her twenties. She says it is because of her love of yoga, which she got into back in the 1960s after having two children.

You might remember Barbara Currie from her yoga DVDs or her spots on TV shows like GMTV.  Or maybe you discovered her via her Youtube channel, where she shares tons of yoga practices including many tutorials on yoga for seniors.

Her is one of her popular Youtube videos, “You Are As Young As Your Spine Is Flexible.

You are as young as your spine is flexible - Barbara Currie

In an interview with Platinum Magazine, Currie revealed how yoga has helped her live a long and healthy life, and even made it so she never has any physical ailments. In the interview, she states, ‘Yoga is whole body realisation and doing the right exercises has kept me entirely well.”

Currie says that it is essential for older people to keep both their body and mind active “You have to keep your body healthy and your mind stimulated, because if your body goes then you can’t do anything,” she said. She does, however, say that you don’t necessarily need to do a lot of yoga to stay in shape. She says that 20 minutes per ay is all you need to look tone and be fit. This is backed-up by scientific research. One paper found that 20 minutes of yoga is enough to keep your brain active [1]. And another study found that 12 minutes of yoga is enough to improve bone health [2].

Currie has been a yoga teacher for several decades. In fact, she was the first yoga teacher I personally ever had. I borrowed one of my mom’s yoga videos when I was about 14 and lo’-and-behold, it was a Barbara Currie DVD. Now she teaches yoga at her Surry yoga school, and despite being 78 she still teaches everyone from beginners to advanced practitioners.

Currie says little has changed for her as she ages. “’I’m the same shape as I was in my 20s and I’m 78 now,’ she said. Looking at her pictures, you’d have to agree she certainly is in shape.


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Written by Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison is a qualified meditation teacher and writer with more than 15 years experience in meditation and mindfulness. He studied meditation in Oxford, UK, and Hamilton Ontario Canada, and earned his degree at Staffordshire University. Paul has helped thousands of people to discover their true potential through mindfulness, yoga and meditation.