At 98 years old, Täo Porchon-Lynch is a yoga teacher, ballroom dancer and once marched with Gandhi. So, naturally, when she offers us some words of wisdom, we listen.
If you think you have an idea of what 98 looks or feels like, Täo Porchon-Lynch likely doesn't fit the bill.
She's the world's oldest yoga instructor and can contort her body into poses that would leave 20-year-olds struggling. And that's just her warm-up for the day.
After teaching yoga class, Porchon-Lynch heads to her ballroom dancing class where she keeps up with a partner who's 70 years her junior. Fuelling her unparalleled physical energy is a positivity she wakes up with each and every morning. "This is going to be the best day of my life," she tells herself daily.
However, yoga and dancing are only the latest additions to her already impressive legacy. Porchon-Lynch is one of the few people still living who can claim they've marched alongside Gandhi—she helped Jews escape the Nazis in France during the Second World War.
As a former model, Porchon-Lynch even now—approaching the century mark—refuses to wear anything but high heels. And, as far as her age goes, she simply doesn't believe in limitations. "Never say, 'I can't do something.' There's no such verb," she says. "The verb is to be 'able.'"
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