97-Year-Old Woman Proves that Yoga has no Bounds

At the age of 97, and having had three hip replacement surgeries, Tao is a real testimony to the resilience of the human spirit and to the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual benefits of yoga.

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Jun 05, 2016
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Tao Porchon-Lynch is a true force of nature. To hear her speak (her TED talk is available here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTmaTD5H0iM) is a humbling and inspiring experience in equal measure. At the age of 97, and having had three hip replacement surgeries, Tao is a real testimony to the resilience of the human spirit and to the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual benefits of yoga.

A common occurrence after her surgeries would be for doctors to list all the things Tao wouldn't be able to do from that point onwards. Her response was always this; 'please do not tell me what I can't do. I am only interested in what I can do'. She has overcome the odds every step of the way and has a lot to teach us about accepting and embracing the nuances of our bodies without following fear. We hope you find this lady as inspiring to listen to and read about as we do :)

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Heather Mason

Founder of the Minded Institute, The Minded Institute

Heather Mason is a leader in the field of mind-body therapy and the founder of Yoga Therapy for the Mind. She develops innovative methods for mental health treatment drawing on her robust educational background including an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies, studies in Neuroscience and a current MSc in Medical Physiology.. She is also a 500 RYT, a yoga therapist and an MBCT facilitator. Heather offers various professional trainings for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals and therapists, lectures around the world, and delivers training to medical students. She also develops protocols for different client populations by translating cutting edge research from the psycho-biology and neuro-biology of stress into yoga practices, breathwork, mindfulness interventions and therapeutic holding. Further she is involved in research on the efficacy of these practices, holds the annual UK yoga therapy conference and is blazing the trail for the integration of yoga therapy into the NHS

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