Daryl Lindsey
January 11, 2017 5:35 pm
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I think we can all agree: A 98-year-old woman still healthy and strong enough to teach yoga every day has a thing or two to teach us about life.

Tao Porchon-Lynch, 98, is the oldest yoga teacher in the world, verified by Guinness World Records. She started practicing yoga as a child – nine decades ago – when she saw some boys doing yoga poses in India. After that, she says, she never looked back: Yoga has been a part of her life ever since, and she is sharing her wisdom.

The most important thing about yoga, Porchon-Lynch says, is breath: It connects us to our bodies and allows us to be mindful and positive in our life.

I think we can all agree: A 98-year-old woman still healthy and strong enough to teach yoga every day has a thing or two to teach us about life.

Tao Porchon-Lynch, 98, is the oldest yoga teacher in the world, verified by Guinness World Records. She started practicing yoga as a child – nine decades ago – when she saw some boys doing yoga poses in India. After that, she says, she never looked back: Yoga has been a part of her life ever since, and she is sharing her wisdom.

The most important thing about yoga, Porchon-Lynch says, is breath: It connects us to our bodies and allows us to be mindful and positive in our life.

For Porchon-Lynch, positive-thinking and breath are linked – and maintaining positive thoughts is the most important thing we can do for our health.

In dedicating nearly a century to yoga, mindful living, and positivity, Tao reminds us: Pause, take a moment – and breathe.
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