The World's Oldest Yoga Teacher Has Some Wise Words On Living Life To The Fullest

"I'm going to be 100, and I'm still going to be teaching yoga."

At 99 years old, Tao Porchon-Lynch is the world's oldest yoga teacher, and she's proving that age doesn't limit us from doing what we love. 

In a video for People magazine, Porchon-Lynch says, "I have so much to do in life so I don't intend to waste it. My whole idea in life was nothing is impossible. There was no such thing as age." She adds that she was just 19 when she started teaching yoga and also went on to model, star in films, and act.

"About 25 years ago, I had a bad fall. They said 'you won't be able to do this,' 'you won't be able to do that,' [and] I said, 'I don't believe in that.'" Porchon-Lynch got a hip replacement and has no intention of quitting.

"I'm going to be 100, and I'm still going to be teaching yoga."

Porchon-Lynch then offers up a beautiful piece of advice: "Never give up when you believe in something that you can do to help people in life."

Yoga, of course, has the power to help a lot of people: it can create strength and harmony in the mind and body, improve cardio and circulatory health, increase your flexibility and balance metabolism, as well as help manage stress and improve one's mental health, according to The American Osteopathic Association

Finally, Porchon-Lynch concludes: "Just know that nothing's impossible," she says. "Smile at the world and it will smile back at you."

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Porchon-Lynch then offers up a beautiful piece of advice: "Never give up when you believe in something that you can do to help people in life."

Yoga, of course, has the power to help a lot of people: it can create strength and harmony in the mind and body, improve cardio and circulatory health, increase your flexibility and balance metabolism, as well as help manage stress and improve one's mental health, according to The American Osteopathic Association

Finally, Porchon-Lynch concludes: "Just know that nothing's impossible," she says. "Smile at the world and it will smile back at you."

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