Padma Shri awardee Swami Sivananda's secrets to long life

Yoga, Vegan and oil-free food

Swami Sivananda walked bare feet inside the Darbar Hall while receiving his Padma Shri award from President Ram Nath Kovind. He received a standing ovation from the audience

Swami Sivananda, who was born in Sylhet district of Bengal in undivided India, has dedicated his life to the welfare of human society.

source : times now

He lived in poverty during his childhood. His parents could only feed him boiled rice. After he lost his mother and father at age 6, he was taken to Guruji's AShram at Nabadwip in West Bengal.

For his disciplined and well-regulated life that features early morning Yoga, he went on to become a yoga legend in the country. But there are a lot of things that set the man apart from others.

Besides his disciplined yoga routine, his food habits are something that we all should take note of. Not easy to follow, but it's something that has given him a disease-free and tension-free life.

Swami Sivananda has always said he eats very simple food that is oil-free and without spices. He prefers eating rice and boiled daal (lentil stew).

"I lead a simple and disciplined life. I eat very simply only boiled food without oil or spices, rice and boiled daal (lentil stew) with a couple of green chilies," he had told AFP back in 2016.

Swami Sivananda also told that he also abstains from taking milk or fruits because he thinks they are fancy foods

Even at age 125, he is still fit and without any medical complications.  His healthy and long life has often drawn the attention of international media outlets.