Before Yu Songsong began to study yoga, he knew little about India the place it originated.
In 2013, Yu, from a rural space in Guizhou, fell unwell forward of an examination to enter college. He ended up learning advertising at an area school of finance not removed from his house.
“I don’t like marketing at all and I was suffering from an emotional disorder, almost depression. I received medical treatment but did not get my mind and body right,” stated the 25-year-old who’s pursuing a grasp’s diploma within the China-India yoga school in Yunnan Minzu University in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan province.
“It was yoga that turned me around. I was no longer lost. I’ve found a direction for my life,” Yu stated.
He began to follow yoga when he was a freshman and have become a vegetarian. “The physical and mental practices relieved me of psychological distress.”
Yu participated in a nationwide fitness yoga competitors and studied arduous for an admission check to enter the grasp’s programme within the yoga school.
“In the class, we discuss and compare the traditional Chinese theory that ‘man is an integral part of nature’ and the Indian idea that ‘the Buddhist and I are one.’ Through this, we explore the similarities that underly the culture and civilizations of the two countries,” he stated.
“I’m trying to teach them Indian culture from the Chinese way of looking at nature and values,” Amoli stated.
“Both Chinese and Indian civilizations were born by nature, and we always try to find ways to connect human beings with mountains, rivers, forests and lakes in the class,” Amoli stated.
For instance, taiji and yoga stress the basic nature of the being and their performances mirror the stability between the weather of human being with nature, he stated.
In Amoli’s opinion, although the methods to follow taiji and yoga might differ, the basics are comparable.
As an historic Chinese martial artwork, taiji can set up a very good base for yoga meditation and improve one’s consciousness degree, which might be useful for yoga, Amoli stated.
“Taiji and yoga present two totally different platforms to pursue religious sublimation and a sound physique and thoughts,” stated Yu Xinli, director of the international cooperation and exchange office of Yunnan Minzu University.
“But many Chinese and Indian youths still know little about each other,” he stated.
“They consider yoga and taiji merely as two physical exercises rather than two cultures, so we need to do more to deepen mutual learning and friendship,” he stated.
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