Age-defying creams, potions, diets, exercise regiments, and meditation have all been prescribed to live a youthful, long life.  Today, the New England Journal of Medicine found that regular coffee drinkers live longer.  These stories are uplifting because we know that these are simple actions we can incorporate into our daily lives to live longer.

The oldest yoga teacher, at age 93, also has many things to teach us about the secrets of living longer while staying young.  Tao Porchon-Lynch of New York is inspiring for all of us wanting to know what we can do to remain active in older age. 

This week, she has been inducted into the Guinness World Records as the oldest yogi in the world.  She has been practicing yoga for over 70 years and teaches workshops and classes around the world.  However, it is not just her commitment to yoga practice which has enabled her to look so good and stay energetic as she reaches her centennial.

Here are the secrets Tao Porchon-Lynch can impart:

–          Exemplifying a positive “can-do” attitude

–          Staying open minded – she has synthesized aspects of Indian, European and American thought into her practice and every-day living

–          Remaining determined and focused

Catch up with Tao Prochon-Lynch at the World Karma Project in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, November 18 – 24th, 2012.

You can read more on her insights in her book “Reflections: The Yogic Journey of Life

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18068548

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