babar turns 80! yoga, the secret of youth for elephant & his illustrator

Everyone’s favourite pachyderm turns 80 this year! Babar’s Yoga for Elephants ranks among my favourite yoga books. But I didn’t know that it was inspired by Babar illustrator Laurent de Brunhoff’s real life experience with yoga. In this sweet NY Times video interview, Laurent mentions how his yoga practice inspired him to write the book. (If the link below doesn’t work, watch the NY Times video here.)

  1. I love Babar’s Yoga for Elephants, too. I’m starting to read it to my grandkids.

    My three year old grand daughter pulled out the Elephant asana chart and immediately started mimicking all the poses with no help at all.