In honor of the 2nd Annual International Day of Yoga on June 21st, world-renowned yoga teacher Wai Lana is releasing her new Alive Forever short film and music video. This much anticipated release is a follow-up to last year’s inspirational Namaste music video, which Wai Lana specifically produced to celebrate the first ever International Day of Yoga.
“I was so delighted and honored to receive so much positive feedback from Namaste and to see that it encouraged people to come together in unity,” said Wai Lana. “This year, I wanted to do something just as significant and meaningful.”
“Alive Forever is very, very special to me. It has such profound wisdom that I want to share with the world on this special day,” Wai Lana said. “I produced Alive Forever to help people become more aware of the very valuable, fundamental teaching of yoga—Aham Brahmasmi. This teaching, that I am an eternal spiritual being, I am not my body, and I will not die when my body dies, has been meditated upon by yogis for countless centuries and can help us to appreciate that we are more than these material bodies, that we are eternal spiritual beings.”
Whether young or old, rich or poor, educated or illiterate, no matter what our race or gender, none of us want to cease existing. We all have in common a natural desire to be alive forever. The sweet and inspiring film and the lovely music video warms the heart with its simple yet profound message that has the power to free us all from the fear of aging.
Listening to Wai Lana sing, we can all be peaceful and happy knowing that we don’t need to be afraid of getting old, as the true self is ever-youthful and ever-lasting. According to Wai Lana, “Understanding this profound truth, we can live in peace and happiness. There is no need to be sad as our body ages, rather we should feel very blessed to know this priceless jewel of wisdom.”
Wai Lana will be releasing special content starting seven days before International Day of Yoga on WaiLana.com/AF and over social media, culminating in the June 21st release of the Alive Forever short film and music video.
Wai Lana is the host of the long-running public television series Wai Lana Yoga, which has aired in the U.S. and internationally for nearly two decades. All of her shows feature beautiful, soothing soundtracks, all of which are original vocal recordings of her own. Many of these songs are available on Wai Lana’s Yoga Sound and Yoga Music of the Heart albums, and her Namaste and Alive Forever tracks are part of a new Alive Forever album that will be released later this year.
Wai Lana’s captivating music and lyrics create a unique genre which can best be described as Music of the Heart. Not simply an entertainer, Wai Lana’s songs are full of depth and inspiration as she shares how yoga wisdom can be a simple yet powerful foundation for improving one’s life.
Earlier this year, Wai Lana was honored with India’s prestigious Padma Shri award for her extraordinary achievements in popularizing yoga globally. Wai Lana is one of only two Chinese nationals to ever win a Padma Shri award in its 62-year history. The Padma Awards are the highest and most well-known civilian awards in India for exceptional and distinguished achievement in a particular field of human endeavor.