Swami Sivananda’s Secrets to Longevity

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Dr. Jane Smith

Dr. Smith is a renowned yoga expert and author of several books on the subject. She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and has taught thousands of students around the world. Dr. Smith is a firm believer in the power of yoga to promote physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

The Daily Routine of a Centenarian

  • 3 AM: Wake up, freshen up, and perform bhajans (devotional songs)
  • Sunrise: Exercise, walk, and practice yoga for 30 minutes
  • Mid-morning: Meditate and sunbathe for 1 hour

Dietary Habits

  • Consume only sattvik food (pure, wholesome food)
  • Breakfast: Murmuriya (puffed rice)
  • Lunch: 2 chapatis (flatbreads) with boiled potatoes and green chillies
  • Avoid fruits, milk, and sweets
  • Dinner: Chura (beaten rice) or 1 bowl of barley
  • Avoid oil in food

Water Consumption

  • Drink water sip by sip, like eating food
  • Chew food thoroughly until it becomes liquid in the mouth
  • Drink water 1 hour before and after meals

The Importance of Yoga

  • Practice basic yoga asanas regularly to maintain physical and mental well-being
  • Combine physical and spiritual exercises for optimal health

The Secret to Longevity

  • Control eating habits and avoid overindulgence
  • Prioritize the health of the body over taste preferences


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