Meet Tao, a 98-Year-Old Yogi and Former Couture Model

Meghan Blalock

Tao Porchon-Lynch will make you think twice before complaining about your heels the next time you feel the pain during a night out. The 98-year-old yoga teacher and former couture model (shown below during her modeling years in Europe) only wears high heels because, as she recently told The New York Times, "they help elevate her consciousness."

Porchon-Lynch has been in the spotlight quite a few times over the years, but people just can't get enough of her story. She is now considered a bona fide "yoga celebrity," and that's not all: She's also a competitive ballroom dancer and still an active model. Yoga brand Athleta cast her to star in its new "Power of She" campaign as well as the brand's forthcoming January catalog.

Her incredible story motivates us to wear our heels more proudly, and we're now feeling more inspired to look beyond the typical limiting factors of age. Go Tao! Keep scrolling to see more photos of the amazing yoga star and shop high heels now!

Do you think you'll still be wearing high heels when you're in your golden years? Share in the comments below!

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