Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Meet World's oldest Yoga Teacher

Written by Anil Singh

Calling a 93-year-old yoga instructor the world's oldest yoga instructor will not be correct. As up in the Himalayas, one can find many Yogis who have become 'Age agnsotic' who have never stopped giving Yoga lessons to their disciples.

Still, hearing about a 93 year old Yoga instructor is great. A news which supports the claim that "Yoga is best for Mind and Body".

Yoga instructor Tao Porchon-Lynch is 93 year old now; but she still gives Yoga pose demonstrations to her students in her yoga classes in Hartsdale, New York.

At 93 years old, Porchon-Lynch was named the world's oldest yoga teacher by Guinness World Records. The previous record-holder for oldest yoga teacher was Bernice Bates, 91, of Florida, who was given the title last year.

According to Jillian Eugenios from Reuters, Porchon-Lynch has been practicing yoga since she was 8 years old. Porchon-Lynch teaches yoga four days a week and also keeps busy ballroom dancing and guiding wine tours in New York State. And she certainly knows how to overcome a challenge. At 87, she had hip surgery but a month later she took to the dance floor, starting lessons.

What keeps Tao Porchan Lynch going:

In her words:

"I believe that we can always reach just a little bit further. I’m inspired to bring yoga into others’ lives along with helping people unearth new talents".

[Guest Article by Yoga Teacher Rajendra Pandey. You can find him at Yog Master]

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