When striving for personal growth, it can be helpful to look to people with experience in self-development for guidance and inspiration. Fortunately, yoga is an ancient technique practiced all across the world, so there's plenty of written material and seasoned yogis to provide you with leadership and encouragement.
One such person is Tao Porchon-Lynch. At the age of 95, this master instructor has more than 70 years of yoga practice under her belt. She founded the Westchester Institute of Yoga in the early 1980s and has since trained hundreds of other teachers in the United States, France and India.
Porchon-Lynch is a personal growth expert in her own right. Throughout her years, she has focused her attention on becoming a better person and improving the world. According to Pocono Record, she has marched alongside Gandhi, served as a documentary writer and has worked to increase literacy in India. Today, as the world's oldest living female yogi, she continues to work to inspire elderly adults in her town. Porchon-Lynch's colleagues recognize her important role in the community.
"The inspiration she gives the seniors in our community, as well as the young, highlights the resolve we all have inside us to explore our potential to be the best, most productive human being we can be," said fellow yoga instructor Nadya Matychak.