Perhaps yoga is the secret to a happy old-age?
Even after a total hip replacement in the early 2000s, Tao Porchon-Lynch continues to teach students yoga at 5am everyday.
The energetic 93-year-old, from Westchester, who has been practicing yoga for over 70 years also does the waltz, jitterbug, samba and cha cha cha in her spare time.
'I also like to do foxtrot – all the crazy ones,' she laughs, describing dancing the tango as being like drinking champagne.
After practicing yoga in her youth in India the former model and actress moved to the US when she was in her early 30s.
After a career in Hollywood movies and on television Porchon-Lynch began working with UniTel in the 1960s, establishing TV stations in India.
She has since been teaching yoga to students in India, France, and the USA for more than 45 years including certifying 400 other teachers.
'I do yoga before I go to bed and I do yoga with my students when I get up in the morning,' she said.
'I’m up every morning at 5 o’clock and I usually go to bed around midnight.'
Following a total hip replacement when she was 84 years old, doctors said her flexibility would never be the same.
Proving them wrong, she has since taken up ballroom dancing.
'I’m very stubborn about it. When people say it cant be done, I have to do it.'
Its just a matter of putting your mind on it.'
The yogi also leads trips to India, where she estimates she has been at least 25 times.
'There’s so much to learn and I just feel I don’t have enough time to learn everything,' the inspirational Porchon-Lynch says.
'The greatest thrill that you can really have is to see someone who says I cant do it and show them they can.'
Porchon-Lynch has just published her first book, Reflections: The Yogic Journey Of Life.