A New View of Healthy Eating: Food & Life Tips from 98-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch

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By Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker. Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC

This week I had the incredible experience to enjoy some beautiful food and conversation with Tao Porchon-Lynch, 98-year old yoga master, Hollywood actress, model, dancer, activist and author of the beautiful, inspiring book, “Dancing Light.”

For Tao, her biographer Terri Kennedy, and myself our afternoon lunch together was so relaxing, full of self care, and very mindful.  Over a few hours we enjoyed our meal; talked about food, yoga, kids, relationships, business, our books and just simply enjoyed our time together.

Enjoy a few photos of us enjoying our food. Yes, even a 98-year old has fun taking food photos!

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Some of my favorite messages around food from Tao are:

  • Never put on your plate more than you can eat.
  • When you’re eating, enjoy it.
  • Have faith in nature, it teaches us so many things.

On a larger scale inspiration and wisdom from Tao:

  • Wake up every day and tell yourself: This is the best day of my life.
  • It’s possible to do everything you decide to do.
  • When I retire, I’m going to “dance my way to the next planet.”

And, one of my favorites, from Tao’s book, “Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master.”

“Look deeply for the seeds that have been planted in you. Nurture them so they can fully take root. The thing that will feed your soul is right inside.”

I am also so honored to gift a copy of my new book to Tao, who loved the beauty of it.

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Thanks so much to Tao Porchon-Lynch and Terri Kennedy for our beautiful, memorable afternoon enjoying food and life.

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