Swami Sivananda was born on August 8th, 1896 in Behala village, a year after X-Ray was invented. Yesterday, He has underwent the first medical check-up in his life as his Devotees were concerned that he his getting headaches for the first time. Much to the shock of the Doctors at the Private Hospital, All the reports except for High Blood Pressure were normal. There is hardly a wrinkle on his cheeks. He even performed Sarbangasana in the hospital.
What could be the secret of Swami Sivananda? He would eat boiled food (rice, veggies, pulses) with few green chillies and exercise daily. He also believes helping others have given him immense joy. If the reports are true, Swami Sivananda is five years older than Japan's Jiroemon Kimura who is the Guinness Record holder in the category of 'Oldest Living Person'. Born Sivananda Goswami, He shifted his base to Varanasi in 1979. He resides in a 600 sq ft flat at this holy city. Two Hours Exercises comprising Yoga, Pranayamam and Freehand Exercises on daily basis is keeping him fit. He sleep on a mat and uses a wooden block as a pillow.