Bette Calman has been teaching yoga since the 1960’s and is still teaching today at 87. Bette is the poster gal for living your best life ~ regardless of age.
In fact; Bette doesnt use the word ‘ageing’…
Here is her daily routine and what she has done for over 50 years to ensure a life filled with vitality…
Wake Up gently and allow the day to begin with gratitude for a good nights sleep and a great day ahead.
Circle ankles and wrists, tighten belly and buttocks to get energy moving, massage stomache.
Do stretches in bed….tighten butt & massage the stomache…
Make use of the toxins in your mouth and spit onto your finger and dab onto any sunspots or scarring..
Gargle and swoosh the mouth with cool water cleansing the mouth of heat and toxins that have built up through the night ~ do at least 3 times. Scrape the tongue several times and rinse the mouth again.
Drink a glass of water with the 2nd glass of water add lemon juice.
1 glass of orange juice
My morning yoga routine consists of Surya Namaskara, Bow, A balance posture, Forward Bend, Back Bend and a Twist. I practice the Tibetan Rites every day too.
Keep on keeping on….. this is my motto for every day. Yesterday I tried to do Headstand and I couldnt get up into the pose. So today I tried again and no problems. If I cannot do something I just try again the next day and I do not waste my energy in being critical of myself.
My number one Beauty Treatment is honey. I have been applying organic raw honey daily for over 25 years. I use Glycerine and Rosewater as an astringent and Vitamin E Creme as a moisturizer and Lanoline to make my hair shine…
My number one Yoga Pose for …..
Vitality ~ headstand, shoulder stand and cobra
Stress ~ daily deep relaxaton & breathing. Bette believes that your power is inside of you and that the practice of relaxation will help you to connect to your power and inner wisdom.
Women’s Health ~ is benefited by cobra, swallow, locust and bow. The body against the floor will get everything moving and pumping.
I believe vegatarian lifestyle is paramount if you want to live a healthy life. If you cant cut meat out all together begin to cut down.
I still eat eggs and dairy and wont be stopping anytime suit. I love desserts, homemade chai tea and wish restaurants would be more creative with their vegetarian meals..
My night time routine begins with going outside in the fresh air and doing my yoga breathing (alternate nostril breathing)
Gentle yoga poses and short relaxation to ensure a sound and restorative sleep
A glass of water before retiring for sleep
As I drift off to sleep I give thanks for the day
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