Look: 84-year-old yoga master puts his peers to shame: Shanghaiist

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.

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