98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch receiving a blessing from 110-year-old Shivakumara Swamiji in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017

98-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch Shines Light in India – Part 6

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June 23, 2017 – India offers so many surprises around every corner and our host, Shwaasa Guru, certainly kept the treats flowing. After an early morning yoga class, 98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch and I had a leisurely breakfast and then she did a media interview with a local yoga teacher who has a popular blog. Late morning, we were transported to meet 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami. He is the head of Sree Siddaganga Matha located in the Tumkur district in Karnataka. The monastery provides free meals to the poor and runs an Education Institute. The Swami is highly respected for his humanitarian work and is known by the local community as “Nadedaduva Devaru” (Walking God).

Tao and I both received blessings from the Swami. Tao was overwhelmed. She said it was one of the most special moments she has experienced. It was rather surreal for me as well. I’ve had one-of-kind encounters in my travels with Tao. Last year, we met 114-year-old Bernando LaPallo. Though he is not a Swami, it’s certainly inspiring to see TWO incredible men over 100. We then took part in the daily lunch. The food is served on bamboo leaves and it’s customary to eat with your hands. Tao ate pretty much everything and particularly enjoyed the mango juice. After a very delicious and healthy meal, we headed back to the Shangri-La Hotel for a brief rest and Tao’s evening yoga class. Even though I spend a lot of time with Tao, I’m always amazed at her energy. It turns up a few notches when she begins to teach. It is fascinating to witness.

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98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching an early morning yoga class in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching an early morning yoga class in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching an early morning yoga class in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching an early morning yoga class in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching an early morning yoga class in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching an early morning yoga class in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching an early morning yoga class in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching an early morning yoga class in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching an early morning yoga class in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching an early morning yoga class in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching an early morning yoga class in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching an early morning yoga class in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching an early morning yoga class in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching an early morning yoga class in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with participants after yoga class in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with participants after yoga class in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
Headed to the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Headed to the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Headed to the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Headed to the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch, Shwaasa Guru, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and others waiting to see 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch, Shwaasa Guru, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and others waiting to see 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Shwaasa Guru at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Shwaasa Guru at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch, Shwaasa Guru, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch, Shwaasa Guru, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
110-year-old Shivakumara Swami at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
110-year-old Shivakumara Swami at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
110-year-old Shivakumara Swami blessing Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Shwaasa Guru looking on at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
110-year-old Shivakumara Swami blessing Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Shwaasa Guru looking on at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch, Shwaasa Guru, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch, Shwaasa Guru, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch, Shwaasa Guru, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch, Shwaasa Guru, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
110-year-old Shivakumara Swami at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
110-year-old Shivakumara Swami at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Teresa Ka-Aba Kennedy, 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Shwaasa Guru at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Shwaasa Guru at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch, Shwaasa Guru, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch, Shwaasa Guru, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch, Shwaasa Guru, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch, Shwaasa Guru, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy with 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy contemplating her blessing from 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy contemplating her blessing from 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch being interviewed about meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch being interviewed about meeting 110-year-old Shivakumara Swami at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Shwaasa Guru at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Shwaasa Guru eating at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Shwaasa Guru eating at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Food at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Food at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Shwaasa Guru eating at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India - June 23, 2017
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, 98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch and Shwaasa Guru eating at the Sree Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
98-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch teaching yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy demonstrating in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
Greeting from the Shangri-La Hotel staff in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
Greeting from the Shangri-La Hotel staff in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017
Greeting from the Shangri-La Hotel staff in Bangalore, India - June 23, 2017
Greeting from the Shangri-La Hotel staff in Bangalore, India – June 23, 2017

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