日期:2016-01-03 14:41


Hello! Here is a VOA Learning English Feel Good for you.

There is a woman named Tao Porchon-Lynch. She was born in India in 1918. So, if you do the math ... she's 97.

And at 97 years young, she has been recognized as the world's oldest yoga teacher. She has been teaching yoga, full-time, since 1967.

Tao Porchon-Lynch teaches yoga to hundreds in Times Square, NYC in 2013. At the time this photo was taken she was 94 years young. (Brian Ach/AP Images)

But that's not all she's done.She's also been a model, actress and dancer. And she is a firm believer in positive thinking. Dream the impossible dream, kind of thinker.

"I'm not interested in what I can't do. Nothing is impossible."

Tao not only talks the talk, she walks the walk. Or rather dances the dance. At age 85 she not only learned how to dance, she won dance competitions.

And she offers this advice to the young. "Don't put off tomorrow what you can do today."

"Don't procrastinate. Tomorrow never comes."

So, what about retirement? At 97, she is well past the age when many people make retirement plans. Retiring, it turns out, is not Tao's style.

"A little girl 6 years old said to me, 'Tao, what are you going to do when you retire?'"

Tao told the little girl that she has no plans to retire but instead will dance her way to the next planet.

And that's your Feel Good for the week!

I'm Anna Matteo.

  • retiringadj. 腼腆的,隐居的,不喜社交的 动词retire的
  • planetn. 行星
  • procrastinatev. 延迟,迁延,耽搁
  • impossibleadj. 不可能的,做不到的 adj. 无法忍受的