92 year-old Yoga Master

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bjbj Try not to let your body slouch, try to keep it up erect and with each breathe
you take, feel your lungs expand outwards, shut your eyes, and travel up the ladder of
life, up each of the chakras, breathing in the breathe of life, breathe out peace. I
teach yoga and I ve have been teaching yoga for 42 years and I m still teaching. After
decades of dedication, Ms. Porchon Lynch is considered a yoga master by many of her peers
and followers, but her take is a bit different. m a yoga beginner, I m still learning. They
call me a yoga master, yes. Even as a child Ms. Porchon had a mind of her own, and knew
her path, careful to let others deter her from following it. I had been involved in
doing yoga in India, as a child and actually I saw boys doing it and my aunt said, s not
ladylike for girls to do it and my answer: if boys can do it, I can do it, and I am going
to do it. Not only can she doing it, but at 92, she s still doing it and inspiring folks
that they can too. Yoga isn t the only thing that keeps her busy, an avid ballroom dancer,
writer, actress, and the VP of the American Wine Society of NY; her calendar can challenge
anyone. SOT: TPL: Yoga is the dance of life w/in us. I think we, when we learn that the
energy that's everywhere you know if you take a small piece of land there are millions of
blades of grass there, tiny insects, and everything, they are all pulse beating with the same heart
beating as our own. When we can feel this within us, then we can do yoga. To me that
was very important. To me I want to stay in the world without pain and if I can really
teach yoga and do a good job, I can see an expression on people's faces. "oh I didn't
know I can do that." I can help other people as well as helping myself. And helping inspire
others is what she does. It s not everyday you meet and learn from a yoga master; it
s not surprising Ms. Porchon feels what she gives to her students, she gets back in spades.
Her best advice? I have learned as much from my students as I have from the masters. I
like when my students ask me questions because I consider them jewels. I say they help me
in teaching better. I don't walk in and try to tell everybody to do the same thing. Our
bodies are not alike, so you can't tell everybody to get into a posture in exactly the same
way. Seemingly, a source of boundless energy, a humble and wise master, her practice has
proven, You can energize your whole body regardless of age. I sincerely believe we can recycle
our body. That we can start to work on it and we can get energy moving throughout. Yoga
has been around for centuries, and the yoga craze in the US has not slowed, but increased
by the proven results of relaxation, improved positive outlook, and ... I've had a hip replacement,
I um, fell coming out of a market one day and fractured my right hip, so I have a pin
in there. The most important I think, is to keep going. The more energy you put into something...I'm
not talking about noisy energy, not screaming, I don't like noise... but to tune in to something
and know that "I can do it, that I am not really the doer in any case but that inside
of me is the creation of life. And if I can awaken that inside of me then there's nothing
I cannot do. Keys to a life well lived in your at any age? I was asked to do a yoga
class for some "older people" and when I arrived they looked at me and said, well it's all
right for you, but at our age, but I said how old are you? Oh well, one of them said,
I'm 72. Another one, I'm 79 and this went on. I said well that's alright you know, I'm
89 so you're all my children so they did stop and came and did some yoga with me it was
funny because I had to really talk them into it and they were all looking as though they
were ready to give up life, and I don't believe in giving up anytime. With no shortage of
talent, Ms. Porchon-Lynch has a well-lived life her simple advice? Look forward not backward,
and rise with the sun. And with that, she s off to conquer the impossible. hJ"] [Content_Types].xml
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