Behind the scenes with AOne Star, Yoga Instructor, Ms Zhen
First of all, we are excited to announce the launch of our brand new campaign “Behind the scenes with AOne Stars”. Our STAR for this week is Ms Zhen, a yoga instructor on My AOne platform. We had the chance to meet her and ask some questions in order to get to know her and the practise of yoga better.
Ms Zhen is an ERYT-200 affiliated yoga instructor approved by Yoga Alliance, USA. She has been practising yoga for over 10 years and she is one of the founders of Yoga Deep and Yoga Spirit Festival Malaysia.
Tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into yoga.
I was first introduced to yoga by a very close friend after a knee injury, and ever since I have been practising and teaching it. Yoga fascinated me because it combines three strongly important needs of human existence: physical, mental and spiritual. It can help people to find the inner-child and freedom that is buried inside us.
Can you tell us what are the physical benefits of yoga?
Yoga has a range of benefits, from deepening of the breath and increasing energy levels, improving body flexibility, enhancing overall muscular strength all the way to helping individuals look younger due to better blood circulation, stress relief, better alignment and balance the body & mind. Additionally, it also boost digestion, metabolism, hormonal secretions and so forth.
Are there any other benefits which most of us don’t know when it comes to yoga?
As I mentioned earlier, yoga helps individuals to find their inner-child and freedom. Moreover, it fosters oneness, bringing individuals together to a harmonious stage and peaceful mind. Finally, from my extensive experience, yoga purely proves that we are the creators of our own reality and not the circumstances.
One of the classes you offer at My AOne is Magic Therapy for Healing and Well being. Could you explain us a bit more about this practise.
Yeah, sure. This is one of the classes I provide, which has numerous benefits and at the same time is super fun as we are using a Unique ball. This class is suitable for everyone without any prior yoga experience. It is especially useful for anyone with any kind of musculoskeletal pain, injury, headache, migraine, insomnia, restriction or tightness with muscle. Beside all the benefits, I believe this is a great experience for anyone who wants to try a different and unique type of yoga.
What is your mission as a yoga instructor?
Awakening all human beings and enabling them to be filled with Love, Joy and to manifest the highest Divine which will make the world a more peaceful place.
If you only had 3 words to describe you and your life what would those be?
So, if I had three words to clearly describe my life then it would definitely be: LOVE, TRUST, SHINE.
Lastly what do you believe is the secret to a happy life?
There are many elements that can help someone to be happy in life. From my point of view, being present is highly important. We tend to think either about the past or the future, but we always neglect present and enjoying each moment. Besides presence, self- awareness is crucial. e.g knowing your personality, beliefs and emotions. Finally, relaxation can lead to happiness. In a society when things change in rapid speed and people get busier and busier, relaxation and the ability to disconnect and enjoy these precious moments and the pathway to happiness.
Some photos of Ms Zhen while teaching
If you would like to change your life and start enjoying the moment, check out Ms Zhen´s classes