While some of us are still trying to master the downward-dog, 84-year-old Hou Zhenshan is contorting his body in ways we didn’t think were humanly possible.
Hou, who is now retired, started practicing yoga 30 years ago to help alleviate pain caused by various health problems. Today, the yoga guru’s body is in good health, and he routinely shows it off with these insane (almost frightening) yoga poses.
The man is such a pro he’s even come up with his own moves, including the “Buddha facing the heavens” and the ‘”four dragons with a pearl” positions.
Hou has volunteered to help at the Winter Olympics, and encourages others to practice yoga to “improve their health and promote fitness around the country”.
To top it off, Hou generously shares all he’s learned to the public. He currently teaches yoga in a local community center for free in Zhangjiakou City.
Hou, you are the man.
[Images Via Daily Mail]
By Sharon Choi