True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life.

Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived.

Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming.

Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.

– Aadil Palkhivala

Let me introduce myself.

My name is Ilona Selke

and I will be your guide throughout this

exploration of yoga, breath, and your Chakra awareness.

At the time of writing I'm nearly 60, and in as good of shape as I was in my thirties if not better. I still follow this yoga routine on a daily basis.

I believe it is the flexibility of the spine that keeps us youthful. Here's my wish to you that you can create that same flexibility for you and keep it.

Let me tell you why I created this 20 minute yoga routine on video and as an MP3 file

I was born in the Himalayas to German parents in the early sixties.

YOGA was barely making its way into the West and my mother was already practicing yoga.

I recall when I was 5 years old I was proud to show my mother that I stick my toe into my mouth.

I also recall that when my mother guided me into meditation at age 5 that I would stare at my in our third eye with my eyes closed seeing nothing but darkness.

"Mom," I said, "I don't see anything. It's black there."

My mother had told me that eventually I would see a little light shining, but I didn't have any such luck.

Little did I know that it does take practice to get good. But eventually I was rewarded with amazing experiences many of which I have written about in my books "Wisdom of the Dolphins" or the book "Dolphins, Love & Destiny", or in my latest book "Dream Big – The Universe Is Listening"

But yoga somehow accompanied me in my mind. I bought the books, and while I was traveling around as a flight attendant I try to follow the instructions in the photo book called 28 DAYS YOGA.

It was tedious. I wish I had had a yoga instructor right there in my hotel room but I didn't. This was 1980.

But then I was so lucky at age 21 as to find my future husband, who was a meditation teacher and yoga instructor.

We now do yoga nearly daily wherever we are, in our Shambala Retreat Center in Bali, or in our geodesic dome in the Northwest Pacific of the United States, and on a good day even traveling.

To this day I follow the 20 minute routine that I'm about to share with you.

I will share with you a 20 minute routine on video.After about a week you will know the routine by heart and then you have to just take the MP3 file with you wherever you go

It is so easy all you have to do is turn on the audio and follow the exercises