Ancient or traditional knowledge has aspects that are capable of revolutionising all segments of life, including health and fitness. Thinking of this, procedures like yoga, Ayurveda, acupuncture, acupressure, meditation come to mind. While adults may practice ancient arts for various reasons like fitness, social acceptability, health, among others, children too follow suit!
Similar example came up recently in the Taizhou City of China. A seven-year-old boy, Sun Chuyang or Mike (as he is popularly known) holds the title of the richest and youngest certified yoga teacher (2017) as reported by state-run China Daily.
The Yoga Genius: How it all Started
His increasing popularity has enabled him to bag as much 100,000 Yuan or $15,900 or about INR 10,00,000 in just past two years, as reported by China Daily.
Slight autism from an age of two, propelled his mother to shut down her apparel store and focus on her son’s deteriorating health. After a diligent three-year training and a yoga certification at the age of six, Mike is now taking classes in his vicinity and has trained more than 100 students.
The Yoga Genius: Wondrous Results
Yoga not only cured his Autism, it brought out the hidden gifts in the little one, as he could remember and perform all the poses to perfection. Ye Wenyun, Sun’s mother, also graduated in Parental Yoga teacher training and learned that her son was truly gifted. Soon his social media popularity gave way to a platform not available to most of the seven year old. He soon gained the celebrity status and was featured in many TV shows and offered jobs as a yoga teacher.
After China advocated India’s claim for the International Yoga Day, who knew, the nation would have as many as 10,800 yoga schools with millions of yoga teachers in its womb. Many Chinese are known to participate in the International Yoga Day celebration on 23rd June every year and honor the art form.
A yoga college in collaboration with India has come up in China, Yunnan Minzu University in Kunming. The worldwide growing fondness for yoga is gradually popularising the culture of health and peace at the same time. Kudos to Yogic traditions! To try begin your yoga routine, just call us at 011-39595984 and we will find you the best studio.