Posted by: yoga librarian | August 10, 2010

Amazing Women: Tao Porchon-Lynch

Amazing Women: Tao Porchon-Lynch

Growing Old Gracefully

I think Tao Porchon-Lynch redefines “growing old gracefully.”  

  • ninety-one years old
  • didn’t begin teaching yoga until she was in her 40s (although she had studied yoga in India as a young woman with Indra Devi and was one of the first women to study with Iyengar)
  • took up competitive ball-room dancing in her 80s — after a hip replacement — regularly winning competitions
  • a former model, actress,  screen-writer, documentary film maker
  • and a member of the French resistance during World War II

Tao Porchon-LynchRecently, she was profiled by Bruce Frankel in his book, What Should I Do with the Rest of My Life?: True Stories of Finding Success, Passion, and New Meaning in the Second Half of Life. An excerpt about Tao appears on Frankel’s website.   

Dancing

Dancing

Dancing ...

Check out some of the videos of dance competitions on YouTube.   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2MoztPyvgY   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8dVgrd6NM0&feature=related   

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