Amazing Life Lessons From The 98-Year-Old Yoga Instructor


The world's oldest yoga instructor, Tao Porchon-Lynch, who is 98 years old has some pretty good advice for everyone. She shares her story and explains how what she's taught over the 75 years changed her life. She starts by saying 'the joy is inside you...' Let's see what else she has to say about life...

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Tao Porchon-Lynch, 98, has been getting up at 5am to teach yoga for more than 75 years.

Now, the world's oldest yoga instructor, who was raised in India and lives in New York, has shared her advice and the mantras she swears by in life.

As part of the 'Power of She' movement for Athleta, Mrs. Porchon-Lynch appeared in a video alongside Dr. Terri Kennedy, a 'Master Life Coach' she teaches with.

'Anything is possible, nothing is impossible,' Mrs Porchon-Lynch said. 'When you wake up every morning say "this is going to be the best day of my life" and it will be.'

When Mrs. Porchon-Lynch was just eight-years-old she was told yoga wasn't 'lady-like' when she expressed interest in it. But the determined yogi joined a bunch of young boys doing it and eventually convinced a yoga master to allow her to join his class.

'She shows us what almost a century of conscious mindful living looks like.'

Dr. Kennedy said everything about Mrs. Porchon-Lynch inspires her. 

'We met at a masterclass workshop... she shows us what almost a century of conscious mindful living looks like,' Dr. Kennedy said. 

'Tao and I travel the world inspiring people through yoga and we often get comments that we are more powerful together.'

Yoga isn't the only craft Mrs. Porchon-Lynch has mastered, however, the spirited yogi is also talented at ballroom dancing.

She was also a fashion model in her youth and acted in movies including 1951's Show Boat and 1954 film The Last Time I saw Paris, starring Elizabeth Taylor.

Mrs. Porchon-Lynch - whose husband of 20 years, Bill Lynch, died in 1982 - says that the ancient practice not only keeps her body young, but it improves her mind and soul as well.

Mrs. Porchon-Lynch perseveres and feels younger and stronger every day, and she shares one of her secrets.

She's a vegetarian and has a vegetarian diet of small portions, with the occasional glass of wine and piece of chocolate.

'Know that the joy of living is right inside of you, live it, believe in it.'

"Leave nothing to tomorrow because tomorrow will never come."

'Anything is possible, nothing is impossible.'

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