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Starting Early, Yoga for Life

Learning about the longevity of lifelong activities and health practices from the world's oldest (recorded) yoga instructor.

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Tao Porchon-Lynch at 93, is the oldest recorded yoga instructor. She began doing yoga at age 8 while living in India. She has been practicing ever since, and has been teaching for 45 years.

Community elders who began a healthy practice at an early age and have continued into their Golden Years serve as a rallying point for others to start early and continue for life. These lifelong activities encourage a meaningful link between life stages and encourage a healthy outlook on aging.

Check out the article on the elderly maintaining lifelong practices.

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This is very inspiring and fantastic that she's been dong yoga for 75 years. It shows the importance of starting early and getting into good habits from an early age.

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Reminds me that as I age I need to add more yoga time to my life to remain flexible.

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One such elder is a person called B.K.S. Iyengar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._K._S._Iyengar), a leading yoga teacher in India, who is currently 94.

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DeletedUser

Amazing! Such an inspirational role model. These kinds of lifelong activities definitely seem to be important for both physical and mental health.