We’ve written plenty about Tao Porchon-Lynch, and there’s no dearth of coverage of the 94-year-young yogini dynamo, but we can’t help sharing more when we see it. A practitioner of yoga for 7 decades (70 years of yoga!) having practiced with some of the founders of modern yoga (BKS Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois), and a teacher of the practice for over 20 years (she started in her 70s!), the nonagenarian who turns 95 next month, has recently released her own yoga DVD, “Yoga with Tao.”
Tao heavily credits yoga for her health and longevity. (She is also still a competitive dancer.) Why does she love yoga so much? “I think it’s the joy of living – to feel that when you are in touch with this wonderful power that’s inside of you, nothing’s impossible,” she told Fox News.
Why does she love teaching?
“When (students) think they can’t do something, and they suddenly realize that they can – that this is something not out of the limit – the expression on their face is very special,” Porchon-Lynch said. “It’s a big smile (that) comes on their face, and I feel that you can’t give me a diamond worth more than that.”
“Don’t procrastinate,” she advises. “If you want to do something, remember that one minute after midnight, it’s already today.”
She may not be the oldest yoga teacher in the books but she may very well be the one of the wisest and most inspiring.
Here are some great photos of the wonderful Tao.