Get Fit, Help Animals: Taiwan Yoga Marathon 2013

Posted on by Ashley Fruno

Have you ever wanted to try yoga? Are you an experienced yogi? Or are you somewhere in between? No matter which, the Taiwan Yoga Marathon is the activity for you!

Taiwan yoga marathon

Held on March 31, the yoga marathon is a meaningful and challenging charity fundraising event, with the goal of promoting health awareness among Taiwan yogis and yoginis via yoga practice. The event will be hosted at the Yaga Yoga International Center, with all proceeds going to PETA Asia. Renowned professional yogis will lead the program and perform yoga demonstrations on the day of the event. The yoga masters leading the event are Carrie Pun from Hong Kong, Ethan Lee from Taiwan, Will Lau from Hong Kong, YaYa Himat Kaur from Taiwan, Nadia Lee from Korea, Will Blunderfield from Canada, and Heeki Park from Japan. Astanga yoga, Beat yoga, Tibetan heart yoga, Jivamukti yoga, Universal yoga, and Nada yoga will all be part of the curriculum of the program. This international group of yoga masters will ensure that you gain as much from your day as possible while expanding your mind, balancing your body, and enlightening your soul.

There are many deep connections between yoga philosophy and a vegan, cruelty-free lifestyle. In Vedic philosophy, the consumption of meat results in bad karma, as the person who eats meat absorbs all the fear, pain, and suffering that the animal experienced, which hinders spiritual development. Energy cannot flow freely in the body of someone who consumes animal products, and thus, the ultimate goal of moksha (liberation from worldly suffering and the cycle of repeated birth and death through reincarnation) is blocked. As a vegan, you practice ahimsa (which means “do no harm”) as you avoid all cruelty to animals. As a result, ahimsa has become part of the core of the vegan argument in modern times.

PETA Asia is deeply grateful for the kind donations from the Yaga Yoga International Center. Many people’s lives are enriched by the practice of yoga, and they benefit from their compassionate behavior. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Taiwan Yoga Marathon!

For more information or to register, check out Taiwan Yoga Marathon‘s event page.

Posted by PETA Asia intern Milena Konig