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93-Year-Old Tao Porchon-Lynch Named World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher

Tao Porchon-Lynn

It wasn’t that long ago that yoga was only thought to be practiced by Indian mystics. (Or perhaps little green Jedis.) But now it seems like everybody knows how to do the downward dog.

In fact, these days, even 93-year-olds are hitting the yoga mat.

Meet Tao Porchon-Lynn, the nonagenarian whom the Guinness World Records just reconized as the world’s oldest yoga teacher.

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Porchon-Lynn was born in French colonial India, and has actually been practicing the ancient art since she was eight. But it wasn’t until she was 73 that she noticed yoga was getting more and more popular and decided to dedicate her career to it by founding the Westchester Institute of Yoga in New York

In between, she’s been a cabaret dancer, an actress and a model. She even once won a contest for “Best Legs in Europe.”

On her website, Tao claims she’s “a living advertisement for how to tap into our human potential. She is unique in her ability to overcome the effects of aging to control her body and mind in harmony with yoga’s principles.”

We certainly can’t argue with that.

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