Woman, 78, claims she’s in the same shape and just as flexible as she was in her 20s thanks to yoga

Woman, 78, claims she’s in the same shape and just as flexible as she was in her TWENTIES thanks to yoga – and insists just 20 minutes of stretching a day is enough to keep you toned

Mother-of-two Barbara Currie says she is in the same shape as she was in her 20sDiscovered practice while looking to renew her body after having two children Former air hostess and nurse Barbara, of Surrey, became a yoga instructorHas appeared on morning TV and her YouTube videos have over 20,000 views 

A 78-year-old yoga enthusiast claims the practice has ensured she’s still in the same shape now as she was in her twenties – and just as flexible.

Barbara Currie, of Surrey, first discovered yoga in the 1960s while looking to renew her body after having two children, who are now in their fifties. 

The former nurse and air hostess later trained as an instructor and went on to appear on TV shows such as GMTV and has produced a number of yoga DVDs and books. 

She also has a YouTube channel where some of her videos have notched up more than 20,000 views.

Barbara Currie, 78, claims yoga has ensured she’s still in the same shape now as she was in her twenties – and just as flexible

Pictured in her twenties, Barbara puts her age-defying looks down to regular yoga over the years

Pictured in her twenties, Barbara puts her age-defying looks down to regular yoga over the years

Speaking to Platinum magazine, Barbara explained how she’s never had any physical ailments – something she puts down to her regular practice.

‘Yoga is whole body realisation and doing the right exercises has kept me entirely well,’ she said.

‘It is essential to make a distinct effort, you have to keep your body healthy and your mind stimulated, because if your body goes then you can’t do anything.’

Barbara added that just 20 minutes of stretching every day is enough to keep you looking toned.

Former nurse and air hostess Barbara trained as an instructor and went on to appear on TV shows such as GMTV and has produced a number of yoga DVDs and books

Former nurse and air hostess Barbara trained as an instructor and went on to appear on TV shows such as GMTV and has produced a number of yoga DVDs and books

Barbara teaches daily classes in Surrey at her yoga school, which range from beginners to very advanced. Pictured demonstrating a sideways stretch

Barbara teaches daily classes in Surrey at her yoga school, which range from beginners to very advanced. Pictured demonstrating a sideways stretch

‘I’m the same shape as I was in my 20s and I’m 78 now,’ she said. ‘Even 20 minutes of stretching will keep your joints flexible and your bones nice and strong. 

‘It’s certainly kept me toned.’ 

Barbara's interview appears in the latest edition of Platinum magazine, out today

Barbara’s interview appears in the latest edition of Platinum magazine, out today

Recalling the first ever yoga class she attended, Barbara said it left her feeling as though she was walking on air.

Her first teacher was nearly 60 and in great shape, and Barbara admitted the ‘perfection’ of her body made her keen to pursue the craft. 

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