“Yoga can be the joy of life, and it’s not just about putting our bodies into specific postures. It’s about expressing what comes from inside of you and showing up when you meet other people to create a oneness.”
Although today’s wisdom from beloved yogi Tao Porchon-Lynch is about yoga, you can easily apply it to the everyday – find joy in your life, express your true self and show up for others and let your authenticity shine.
One of Tao Porchon-Lynch’s secrets to longevity is one I have struggled with my entire life, but is so important and makes life so much less stressful and easy.
I don’t want to sit there hoping, wishing and wasting time.
Procrastination, or putting off what you could get done (or should get done) until a later point in time is a productivity and self-esteem killer. It always ok to take rest, but never put off things that need to get done or things that might sing to your soul.
Yesterday, an amazing woman and yogi passed to the beyond. Tao Porchon-Lynch lived to be 101, practicing and teaching yoga as well as generally living as the embodiment of a ray of sunshine and ball-room dancing. Radiating her light and energy is one of my personal goals.
In honour of this amazing woman and personal inspiration, over the next week I am going to share some of her wisdom about how to live life fully and passed 100 years. Even if yoga is not your thing, her simple insights can make an amazing difference to brighten up your world and lighten your load.
Wake up before the sun
The world is your oyster when you wake up before the sun does. Not only do you get to witness the beauty of the sunrise, but taking advantage of the calm and quiet before the rest of the world can help you be much more productive and reduce stress.
I am glad to be alive and experiencing the world in 2020 for many reasons, but one is that we live in a time when we have the entire internet at our fingertips – an internet full of silliness and memes. When a moment of boredom or dreariness sets in, you can just have a look and find something hilarious to brighten up the day.
Sometimes, it is ok to let yourself sleep in for a little or allow yourself some extra relaxation. The more you take care of yourself and allow yourself to be still, the more productive and efficient you will be later.
Elvis was the eldest member of the goat herd at The Haven Zoo. When he first arrived at The Haven, he wasn’t quite sure about his new home and was a bit skittish, but eventually settled into sanctuary life. He was known for his rockin’ hairstyle and made caprine friends with Jim and Bernie. Yesterday, a generous volunteer donated squash and broccoli which Elvis enjoyed.
At the ripe old age of thirteen, Elvis lived a good long, life. Sadly, today he has moved on to a different sanctuary beyond. He passed away being cared for by the loving and dedicated staff at The Haven and beside his pal Bernie. He will be missed by all.