Graceful Living: An Interview with Tao Porchon-Lynch

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Today I have a special Motivational Monday for you and if you are curious about what you can do to live a long, healthy life and look beautiful in the process, you will not want to miss today’s video.

Tao Porchon-Lynch is a world famous yoga teacher, ballroom dancer, peace activist and oenophile. At 94 years young, she still teaches regular weekly Yoga classes and regularly competes in ballroom dancing event, snagging first place as often as she competes.

Tao is an inspiration! And today, she is going to share with her thoughts on diet, the importance of the breath, how nature teaches us to live and how to banish fear. She also shares stories about her exciting life, including the time she met Gandhi!

Tao also shares with us her take on world peace and how each of us individually can help transform international policy, as well as her surprising take on drinking water.

Tao has a lot to say, so this interview is a little longer than most of my MM videos, but it is worth it! Also, towards the end, Tao is going to share with you one practice that can help eliminate negativity and bring about a feeling of oneness.

I look forward to your comments, and I know Tao will be eager to read them too!

Have a great Monday!

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24 comments on “Graceful Living: An Interview with Tao Porchon-Lynch

  1. AvatarLaura

    What a beautiful and peaceful message you both shared. One of the best and healthiest videos I’ve ever watched , thank you!

  2. AvatarCharlotte

    I so enjoyed that video and was truly inspired by it.
    I also enjoyed the guitar music at the end and was wondering who was performing it.

  3. AvatarJorge Mendez

    What an uplifting interview! She is simply amazing. So many experiences. So much knowledge. She is truly someone to be admired.
    By the way, the interview was great and you look beautiful, (and I am not being partial in any way).

    Your father

  4. AvatarRhio

    Beautiful interview Barbara!!
    Just one discordant note when she mentioned the microwave oven… but probably her positive and uplifting mindset is overcoming any negatives that may come from that…
    Charming lady…
    You look great Barbara…


    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez, RPh, MS Post author

      Thanks Rhio! I kind of winced a little when she mentioned the microwave but she doesn’t seem worse for it. Mostly ,it sounds like the juicing was the thing to make the most difference ๐Ÿ™‚
      Hope all is well with you!

  5. AvatarRose

    Thanks so much for sharing Tao’s interview with us Barbara. She is truly an inspiration and her passion for living life to its fullest is contagious. I loved when she said there is so much to do and so little time. I am amazed that for someone who is so accomplished, she yet has more to do. I will try the breathing practice as I agree with Tao if we all just incorporate everyday, can really help so much with stress and balance.

  6. AvatarIrene

    What an inspiration! My mother is 93 and her mind is sharp but she can barely walk because she stopped being physically active several years ago. It’s our reminder – NEVER STOP. The only concern is that Tao has broken many bones and I wonder if she is deficient in calcium.

    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez, RPh, MS Post author

      So true, Irene….we can not stop! Must keep dancing, and in Tao’s case, that is literal!

      As for calcium, my thoughts were more about her vitamin D. She juices a lot and likely gets a lot of calcium from her greens, but the vitamin D is impossible to get from fruits and veggies…. but she manages ok, so it seems ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for your comment!


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