Yang Jiamin can now contort her body into some amazing shapes (check out @jyan.yoga and see for yourself), but just five years ago, she was diagnosed with spinal condition spondylolisthesis and suffered from severe back pain. Yoga wasn’t just a refuge, but a literal physical transformation. “I was completely healed, and I would say it’s a blessing in disguise,” Jiamin says. Now a yoga instructor, she also has a pretty impressive weekly workout regime that also includes ballroom dance, pole, pilates, calisthenics, HIIT and boxing. She shares more about how she benefitted from this ancient practice.
A version of this story first appeared on www.menshealth.com.sg.
All photos: Yang Jiamin