At Expo Park, Xi’an, China, a group of acrobats often captures bystanders’ attention; from contortions, somersaults, diabolos, spear juggles, to ribbon dances, the athletes wow pedestrians with their professional moves.
Surprisingly, this acrobatic group is comprised of seniors.
Sixty-year-old Cao Sanmin is one of them, and he has been training acrobatics for five years.
He revealed that the eldest member of the group is 82 years old, while the average age of the group is around 70.
Cao embarked on acrobatics after retirement and soon realized that it was mentally beneficial.
He considers the most important key aspect lies in daily practice and remarked that the group meets up every week to connect and learn from each other.
Yang Shiguang是Cao Sanmin提到的最年長82歲成員，他從退休後開始接觸瑜珈至今已八年了，他練就一身靈活筋骨，身體與雙腿併攏是小事一樁。
Yang Shiguang, 82 years old, is the member that Cao referred to as “the eldest member.”
He has been taking up yoga since he retired eight years ago. Today he has achieved the flexibility to be able to bend his body in half until it is parallel with his legs.
Yang claimed that acrobatics helps him relax and improve his diet and sleep.
These acrobats prove that adequate exercise translates into a healthy mind and body in one’s later years.