Babar is one of the most famous elephants in the world as the star of the incredible series of eponymous children's books. (My favorite is Babar's Yoga for Elephants.) 86 year-old Laurent de Brunhoff has been writing and illustrating the famous Babar series since 1946 (he took over the series from his father, Jean, after he passed away) and looks incredible and is still going strong! Why is this so? Probably because he's a yogi!
In this exclusive interview, Laurent talked to us about Babar, his yoga practice, and more!
MBG: When did you began a yoga practice?
LDB: I began studying in Paris over thirty years ago with an Indian master, Shri Mahesh. I started because I wanted to.
How often do you practice? Where do you practice?
I do 20 minutes of yoga every morning, the same everyday. I do it in the living room usually, but I am very adaptable.
How has your yoga practice evolved?
I am 86 old now. So I cannot stand on my head, as I used to love doing. But I am still very flexible.