Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It's Never Too Late

At 93 years old, Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch says that she's still a beginner. I first read about her in this MSNBC article, "Accomplishing Amazing Athletic Feats in their 80s and 90s: Meet Some Dedicated, Lifelong Athletes Who Have No Intention of Sitting Down." She blew me away then and now again.

Check out the three-minute clip below to hear her explain what yoga means to her and how she uses it to heal others and herself. She also says, "Inside of me there is the creation of life and if I can awaken that inside of me, then, there is nothing that I cannot do." She adds credit to her credo by backing up her words with seemingly impossible postures, especially for someone 93 years old. Oh yeah, and there's something else: Somewhere I read that she's been practicing yoga for 40 or 50 years. That means, then, that she didn't even start her practice until she was in her 40s. Sweet.

After she broke her hip and was told she would have to slow down, she sent a photo of herself in this lotus pose to her doctor and said, “Don’t tell me I can’t do it."
Photo courtesy of MSNBC

Worth Noting: She's also winning ballroom dancing competitions across the
country with her 23-year old dance partner.

Photo Courtesy of MSNBC

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