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‘Nothing’s Impossible’ – 94-Year-Old Yoga Teacher Tao Porchon-Lynch

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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.

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13 comments… add one

  • This is so awesomely wonderful.

    Thanks for posting.

    Bob W.

  • Amazing! An inspiration for all of us! Where is she?

  • Rainbow Patchouli Bracelet

    Awesome!

  • My Yoga Bodhi

    She is awesome! I’ve seen her around the internet in various articles lately and find it, as most others do, truly inspirational. I’m half her age and still haven’t successfully mastered some of the poses she is pictured in. But, practice makes perfect… and a little inspiration can go a long way. :)

  • Beyond inspiring!

  • Sheila Grider

    What an inspiration! My yoga students HAVE to see this!!

  • John Wall

    She is the only teacher I have ever truly trusted. She is a delight. I am, as an older yogi, insprired by her.

  • Angie Robinson

    I recently purchased a Maya Fiennes DVD and I couldn’t be happier! I have been doing yoga on and off for years, but since purchasing this DVD I have been doing it daily. It was easy to justify my purchase when I got it from the affordable yoga superstore at http://www.yogatech.com.

  • Truly Nothing is impossible…At 94 she looks like she is in her 65-70s …awesome…what do you think would be her diet apart from yoga?

  • really cool!!!!

  • Wow, I am so inspired! Amazing :-)
    Amelia http://www.chaiacupoflife.com

  • That is incredible. Hard work and dedication really does pay off.

  • Kassaundra

    ADORE This Exquisite Example of a DYNAMIC EXPRESSION of what LOVING the ENERGY OF LIFE can be like~!
    My DEAREST Sister, thankyouTHANKYOUthankYOU for simply being You….
    I watched…I held my breath…I gasped..!….I chuckled…I laughed in sheer Delight and admiration…oh my~!
    May you be gently wrapped in Blessings and Gratitude for your Truly Amazing Example of what we may become in life.
    ~~~~ I am sincerely and profoundly moved, my dear……
    Namaste.

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