How yoga revolution in China impact the people?
The last decade China embracing the spiritual and physical teaching of yoga following the worldwide trend of practising the ancient Indian tradition.
In the modern world of China yoga fits in people’s lives in the best possible way. Yoga is very trendy in China basically because it has a component that is very different from any other physical practice and it brings to all the practitioner’s mindfulness and awareness. Simply, yoga is everything that is between the gym and the monastery. The trend’s huge because yoga is a mix of physical activity, breathing, healthy living and eating. That’s why people are so attracted to yoga and yogi lifestyle. It’s like a lifestyle relegation, where people can choose how much they can be involved with. In a world where people are so materialistic, yoga is a returning to the spirituality and self-awareness.
The popularity of yoga in one of the most amazing cities in China, Shanghai is one of the beloved forms of physical and mental training, among the Chinese and the expats living there. The yoga studios in the city increase their numbers every year. Statistics show that more than 10 million Chinese now practice yoga regularly.
To understand and feel the yoga life in Shanghai we went to one of the most established high-end yoga chains in the city Y + yoga studio. We can say that Y+ is the establishing stone of yoga in Shanghai and China. The great locations of the studios and the variety of classes offered throughout the day, starting from early morning and going well into the evening, are one of the benefits of the Y +. You can find there more than 45 classes in 14 defriend categories, including various types of yoga; mini classes and workshops and registered international yoga teacher training. One of the best things is that at Y+ you can find practice lead in English, that’s why the yoga studio is so beloved from bough expats and Chinese.
At Y+ yoga studio, we met Lynn. She is an amazing long-term yoga teacher. Lynn uses her spiritual nature to cross the different dimensions of the universe to help people heal and convey the message of the universe. At the same time, she also teaches yoga around the world and across China to share the true meaning of yoga. We had a meaningful conversation with her about the yogis’ lifestyle in the big city like Shanghai and the spirituality between the huge skyscrapers.
Lynn share with us her thoughts about the spiritual life in the big city: “Yoga lifestyle is challenging in the big city, of course, but in the same time can offer a lot of different styles of yoga practice that can make the mind and the body stronger. Spirituality is everywhere, no matter if you are surrounded by buildings and the noise of the city or you are meditating in the jungle of Bali. Every person is a divine and has its own mission on earth. To learn, to love and to give. If you want to find the spirituality you must just look deep in yourself or in people around you.”
Everyone who practices yoga has been touched in some way by its transformative power. For someone is simply the better feeling that they have in their bodies.
Or perhaps some experienced more profound changes in their life, relationships, and worldview. But because these changes often take place over time, it can sometimes be hard to pinpoint exactly what it is about yoga that helps people.
Yoga for Lynn is the most effective way to awake the soul. “Some people aren’t aware that they live in their physical bodies and through yoga therefore asanas they can move the energy and purified their bodies. Yoga open the mind and lighten the energy within. This way we can live a healthier life.”
To help people achieve more peaceful, healthier and happy life at Y+ people who seeks transformation and to reconnect with theirs’s inner self can find all kind of spiritual and meditative yoga practices that can help them to release the stress that is contained in the body, to open their mind and discover new dimensions in their lifestyle.
Lynn, tell us more about the practice in the Y+ yoga studio “Among the traditional yoga styles such as Vinyasa and Hatha yoga, you can discover a new styles which are inspired by traditional yoga styles like the aerial practice of FlyHigh yoga, which is based on yoga Kurunta from the Iyengar yoga traditions where ropes are used. We introduced FlyHigh yoga in Shanghai and at Y+ several years ago with a several 40 hours teacher training with Jose Luis Jimenez, the Spanish founding father of FlyHigh Yoga. Many people still don’t understand and estimate the benefits of this practice. FlyHigh Yoga is therefore a bridge to good physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing for all yoga practitioners. The practice helps to decompress the spin, strengthen the core and the body; increased body awareness and control, so the practitioners can really be in the “Now”. From next year at Y+, we are starting a regular FlyHigh yoga classes and we are planning more teacher trainings and master classes.”