Tao Porchon-Lynch will turn 98 next August: of these, 70 has passed to teach and practice yoga, so much so as to be mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest yoga teacher in the world.
His is one of those stories to tell: abroad Tao Porchon-Lynch is a true celebrity and source of inspiration for many people who practice this discipline. Born to a French father and an Indian mother, she started practicing yoga from the age of 5 and when she became an adult she understood that she could make it a profession.
Those were the ’40s and at the time, Tao Porchon-Lynch, a beautiful girl with unusual features for the time, also attempted a film career, working in some films produced by Metro Goldwin Mayer.
But yoga has always remained his only love: “for me it is a union of body, soul and mind, it has helped me to overcome many crises”. Do not think that the lady is immortal: a few years ago she underwent hip replacement and fractured her wrist. Nevertheless she never lost her smile and added to her fitness routine even to ballroom dancing.
” Yoga is the dance of the spirit but the smooth dance is the physical awareness that comes from the joy that is within us” he had said in an interview with the Huffington Post.
His diet is made of small vegetarian portions, sometimes he gives himself a glass of wine and some chocolate: “my secret is that I do not eat for the sake of eating, but above all I think it’s important not to overdo it”.
With his lifestyle, his control of the body through the mind, Tao Porchon-Lynch has become a gera guru of yoga, each of his books has a resounding sales success, his videos are among the most clicked on the web. even its shares.
Among which stands out this: “we should die young … as late as possible!” Exactly what she managed to accomplish!