A lot of people tell me that they can’t practice yoga for one reason or another. What they don’t realize is that yoga is meant to help, it’s not meant to hurt. There are so many ways to modify practically every pose and you can customize your practice so that anyone, truly anyone, can enjoy yoga and receive the amazing benefits from it!
One amazing woman that shows the world that truly anyone can be a yogi is Tao Porchon-Lynch, who – at 93-years-old – was recently named the “Oldest Active Yoga Teacher” by Guinness World Records.
She’s been practicing for more than 70 years and still travels and teaches yoga all around the world.
If she can do it – anyone can do it.
Yoga is about touching the floor, or getting your feet behind your head, or even being perfect in downward dog. It’s not about being perfect or “nailing” every pose. It’s about being present and enjoying the journey.
It’s about connecting with your breathe and your inner power through movement.
It’s about connecting your mind, body, emotions and spirit and finding peace in the space you create.
It’s about connecting with your inner voice, while letting it rest and giving yourself time to reflect.
Tao is an inspiration for me – not only because she is still active and practicing yoga at 93, but because she doesn’t let her age stand in her way. She does what she loves (which includes competitive ballroom dancing) and is a truly strong and independent woman. Exactly what I hope to be at her age. In fact, at any age.