96-year-old Holds The World Record For Oldest Yoga Teacher

96-year-old Holds The World Record For Oldest Yoga Teacher


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TAO: I’m 96-years-old and I just dance and do yoga. 00:28
COMM: Tao Porchon Lynch has been inspiring her students for generations, and has been
recognised as the world’s oldest yoga teacher by the Guinness Book Of World Record. 00:43
TAO: Nothing’s impossible, whatever you want to do in life, just tune in and know that
within you is the answer to everything and just don’t think about – let anybody tell
you y’know that getting old. 00:58
COMM: Energetic TAO was born at the end of the first world war in 1918, and has been
a yoga instructor for the last 56 years. 01:06
TAO: I’ve been like this since I was a child, there was so much to do and if we spend out
time just sitting there like this it’s not going to help at all. 01:18
COMM: Incredibly Tao manages to put people who are decades younger than her through their
paces at her studio in Westchester, New York. 01:26
ANITA: I really wish when I reach her age I will be as young as she is right now, I
feel actually she’s younger than me, she’s very inspiring for me, she really helped me
to change my whole life. 01:40
COMM: Tao also manages to inspire people a little closer to her age. 01:45
BRENDA: As a retired nurse, I saw many people, 96, in bed with a tubs, a feeding tube, unable
to talk or walk and she just is just the epitome of strength and energy. Her energy is overwhelming. 02:03
COMM: At the tender age of 85, Yao decided that yoga wasn’t keeping her busy enough.
So she took up ballroom dancing. 02:15
VARD: She’s absolutely amazing, like no question doubt about that. She’s stunning and a diamond
on the floor every time. I honestly sometimes can’t keep up with her anymore. 02:28
COMM: Despite having hip replacement and recently suffering a broken wrist, Tao believes her
positive attitude is what keeps her young. 02:35
TAO: Once you put in your mind, anything negative, but every morning I get up, I don’t think
what I’m going to do tomorrow, or today, or what I didi yesterday, I think it’s going
to be the best day of my life. 02:50
COMM: And she has some simple advice for people who want to live and long and happy life. 02:54
TAO: If you really truly believe, don’t procrastinate, don’t say I’ll do it tomorrow. Tomorrow never
comes.