Yoga Life

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7 Steps to Crafting an Amazing Life

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HUFFPOST: The 93-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch was recently named “oldest yoga teacher” by the Guinness World Records. I’ve had the pleasure of studying with Tao and spending time with her over the last few years. She is one of my inspirations and certainly an example of what I call “Power Living.” Her journey provides insights to crafting an amazing life.

Mindfulness as a Path to Sustainability

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HUFFPOST: Are you walking through life unconsciously or with eyes wide open? What are the downstream implications of your actions? Sustainability is the ability to live fully in the Present without compromising the future. This applies to the environment as well as your own personal habits.

Harnessing the Breath with Leslie A. Kaminoff

Leslie Kaminoff

POWER LIVING TV: In Power Living® with Dr. Terri Kennedy, explore how to harness breath with Leslie A. Kaminoff, co-founder of The Breathing Project. Leslie has 30 years experience in yoga, breath technique and anatomy, and is the author of the popular book, Yoga Anatomy.

The Essence of Yoga with Leslie A. Kaminoff

Leslie Kaminoff

POWER LIVING TV: In Power Living® with Dr. Terri Kennedy, explore the essence of yoga with Leslie A. Kaminoff, co-founder of The Breathing Project. Leslie has 30 years experience in yoga, breath technique and anatomy, and is the author of the popular book, Yoga Anatomy.

Tao in Harlem

93-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch in Peacock Pose at Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem

THE BUZZ: On November 5th, 2011, I hosted a yoga workshop at the Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem with Tao Porchon-Lynch – my inspiration and 93-year-old master yoga teacher. It was Tao’s first time in Harlem and it will certainly not be her last. She connected with the community and they connected with her spirit.

Tuning In To Peace Within

Tao Porchon-Lynch at Newark Peace Education Summit

POWER LIVING TV: In Power Living® with Dr. Terri Kennedy, we continue to be inspired by (now) 93-year-old activist, model, film star, wine connoisseur, yoga master and award-winning ballroom dancer, Tao Porchon-Lynch. She shares her thoughts on creating peace within from the opening panel of the Newark Peace Education Summit which took place from May 13 – 15, 2011. The Peace Within Panel also included Nobel Laureate His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Laureate Jody Williams, Deepak Chopra MD, Roshi Joan Halifax, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Wilbert Rideau and youth representative Mahishan Gnanaseharan. The panel was moderated by Robert Thurman, Ph.D.

Tao Turns 93!

Tao Porchon-Lynch and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at Tao's 93rd Birthday Party

THE BUZZ: On Saturday, August 13th, 2011, yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch turned 93 years young! On August 14th, all of those who love Tao gathered for her birthday bash in White Plains. She showed off her dance moves with her 23-year-old dance partner!

Newark Peace Education Summit

The Dalai Lama at the Newark Peace Education Summit

THE BUZZ: From May 13-15, 2011, I attended the Newark Peace Education Summit. It was a three-day conference focusing on peacemaking practices from around the world. It featured panels and workshops with His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Somaly Mam, Nobel Laureates and peace advocates from a wide cross section of cultures, disciplines and perspectives.

The Long View at 92

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POWER LIVING TV: What’s your long view? Get inspired as Dr. Terri Kennedy interviews 92-year-old activist, model, film star, wine connoisseur, yoga master and award-winning ballroom dancer, Tao Porchon-Lynch. Learn about her life and get advice from a woman who is certainly Power Living!

The Power of… MEDITATION

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MEDITATION. Are you familiar with peace? Are your responses to challenging situations controlled or reactive? Could you benefit from greater focus, concentration and awareness? When people find out that I teach meditation as a part of the yoga sessions, it elicits a variety of responses. Some have questions, such as: “How long do I need to meditate?” “Would it conflict with my religion?” Others submit their own perceived limitations: “I can’t stay still.” “My mind is always full.” “I don’t have the time.” “I tried it but nothing happened.”