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Dozens of Chinese women practice yoga on tightropes

  • 38 Chinese yoga enthusiasts performed yoga on steel wires at a steep cliff in Central China
  • They joined the beautiful steep mountain by a climbing technique called Via Farreta

Yoga has a reputation of being quiet and peaceful. 

These 38 ladies took it to the next level and hung on steel wires and performed yoga on a 188 metre (617 feet) on a cliff face of Qingyao mountain in China’s central Henan province.

Last week Saturday, they joined this beautiful sheer mountain by a technique called Via Farreta, which is a rock climbing term that literally means ‘iron path’.

It refers to protected mountain climbing routes consisting of cables, rungs, steps, bridges, and ladders, which allows climbers to face otherwise dangerous – but incredibly scenic – routes. 

These spectacular photos and stunning video capture the thrilling and stomach churning moments that these fanatics showcased on the cliff that’s famously named ‘the first climb in China’s central plains’.

Challenging mountain pose: Women hanging on wires perform yoga poses next to the cliff of Qingyao Mountain

Don't look down! The women try out their creative yoga poses on the steep cliff-edge

Don’t look down! The women try out their creative yoga poses on the steep cliff-edge

Impressive: The 38 yoga enthusiasts perform yoga poses and manage to balance on the wires 

Impressive: The 38 yoga enthusiasts perform yoga poses and manage to balance on the wires 

Cliff side yoga: Yogi enthusiasts practice on mountain cliff in central China

Cliff side yoga: Yogi enthusiasts practice on mountain cliff in central China

Aiming high: Yoga enthusiasts performed yoga on a steep cliff in Luoyang city and incorporated 'Via Ferrata' to get up there

Aiming high: Yoga enthusiasts performed yoga on a steep cliff in Luoyang city and incorporated ‘Via Ferrata’ to get up there

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