Do you ever have one of those days where you just feel old? You wake up and your back is aching, or your leg, or a random arm. And then you try to get out of bed and your joints are popping and you’re groaning and you’re tired. It’s days like these where I get up and say to myself,
“You are so old!”
Now don’t get me wrong, some days I feel young and full of energy, but other days…not so much. Other days I feel old and it causes me to make excuses. I can’t go to the gym because I hurt too much. I’m just too tired to go out tonight. The excuses go on and on.
Well, the other night I found a video posted on Facebook by NowThis and was inspired by it (and a bit ashamed of myself). I searched the internet for more information on this topic and I found the original video that NowThis had cut up for their 30-second news clip. If you are ready to realize just how young we all are and how our excuses should never get in the way of achieving greatness, watch this video created by Athleta below:
This is Tao Porchon-Lynch and she is the world’s oldest yoga teacher at the age of 98!
Tao is absolutely inspiring. At the beginning of this video she says,
“When you wake up every morning say, ‘This is going to be the best day of my life,’ and it will be.”
– Tao Porchon-Lynch
Meanwhile, I was here feeling old.
So, I challenge you (and myself) to be as strong and dedicated as Tao is.
Are you interested in learning a little more about Tao? Well, get ready to be inspired even more!
- She has been a yoga instructor for over 75 years and still teaches 4 days a week!
- She was a model during WWII and even had the title “Best Legs in Europe”.
- When she moved to America after the war, she worked as an actress for MGM and even co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor in “The Last Time I Saw Paris”.
- She has a passion for ballroom tango and has won several hundred first-place competitive dance titles.
- She is the co-founder of the American Wine Society (as if I didn’t like her already)!
- She’s written two books (one about yoga and one about dance).
All in all, she is an amazing woman that we should all aspire to be more like!
So I’ll leave you in awe of Tao with this last quote:
“Don’t let age dictate to you what you can and cannot do.”
– Tao Porchon-Lynch