I truly believe that yoga is for all people regardless of age or ability. I believe my grandmother is the person who instilled this compassion into my heart. I am actually named after her. Her name was Ruth Johanna Christina (she had two middle names. My name is Christina Johanna. My oldest daughter’s name is Hannah Johanna Christina (she has two middle names). I have always love my name and never wanted it shortened, even though some of my family still calls me “Tina” on occasion.
My grandmother was the person who taught our family about faith in God, but she didn’t just teach it, she lived it. At 82, years old she stepped out in faith and got remarried. She had been a widow for over 10 years and he had been a window for several years as well. Both had previously been married over 50 years to their first spouse. She never let age be a factor in why she was to old to love and live life to its fullest. I can’t remember the exact timeline but several years after they were married, my grandmother suffered a stroke which left her paralyzed on her left side. Her new husband faithfully took care of her for many many years. She lived until she was 93 years old. I truly believe that if I had lived closer to her and that if she hadn’t had a stroke she would have been at all my Chair Holy Yoga classes. She was determined to be active even when her body was against her.
I hope that if you know someone who lives alone or who doesn’t think they could ever do yoga, that you would share this video blog with them. Yoga is for everyone!