Meet The World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher
Feeling young and being healthy is everything for 98-year-old, Tao Porchon-Lynch, who is officially the oldest yoga teacher (according to the Guinness World Book of Records).
Tao, who started practicing yoga as a young girl growing up in India, teaches an impressive six to eight yoga classes a week in her home of New York. After years of practicing the art of yoga and mindfulness, the skilled yogi is dedicated to sharing her wise words on how to life a healthy, full life to her fans all over the globe.
The secret to her longevity and good health, she claims, is all down to her love of yoga. And, in particular, the emphasis it places on meditation and breathing.
“Yoga is done with the breath. It means ‘union with your inner self,’” she told the Huffington Post.
“When you breathe, you tune into the inner self, and you’ll find it opens up your whole life. And that’s what yoga is all about.”Breath allows us to connect to our bodies, not to mention be more mindful and positive in our lives – and it is this unshakeable sense of optimism and hopefulness that Porchon-Lynch urges us all to seek out for ourselves.
“Never put negative thoughts in your mind because it goes right into your body,” she said. “When you wake up in the morning, say, ‘This is going to be the best day of my life.’”
The wise yogi added: “People say I changed their life. I didn’t change their life. I just taught them to use their breath.”