She's Almost 100, But Nothing Can Stop The Oldest Yoga Master In The World


Tao Porchon-Lynch seems to have discovered the formula for everlasting youth as well as a happy and active life.

She's about to turn 100 and holds the Guinness World Record for being the oldest certified yoga master in the world. When she's not traveling the world, Tao lives in New York, competing in ballroom dance competitions, making fitness videos, and writing books.

Plus, she was also an actress and model for brands, such as Chanel and Lanvin, wrote her autobiography at the age of 96, and won a dance contest along with her partner, who is 70 years younger than she is. And she's done all of this despite having undergone 3 hip surgeries.

Tao began practicing yoga in 1926 at the age of 8. Since then, she gave yoga classes in the Pentagon and participated in the World Peace Forum with the Dalai Lama.

Tao is an activist in every respect, and she might be the only person in the world to have seen Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. During the Second World War, she was active every night during the Nazi airstrikes and helped the Jews escape as a member of the French Resistance.

Her friend, Marlene Dietrich, helped her realize her dream of a career as a high fashion model in Paris, while Marilyn Monroe gave her advice about Hollywood. Later, Tao became a filmmaker and entrepreneur, publishing a wine journal, Beverage Communicator, for over 30 years. She's a co-founder of American Wine Society and still acts as vice president of Southern New York.

There's so much to do and so little time to do it!

Being an endless source of youth and vitality in the fashion of Peter Pan, Tao says: “In my head I'm still 20 years old and I've no intention of growing up.” One of Tao's secrets to vitality is to maintain her own rhythm every day. She doesn't believe in procrastination and is always looking for her next adventure. She says: “There's so much to do and so little time!”.

Due to her century of experience, Tao represents hope of the possibilities in our own lives.

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