China auntie practises Tai Chi for almost 2 hours while stuck in traffic jam

China auntie practises Tai Chi for almost 2 hours while stuck in traffic jam
PHOTO: Weibo

Ever got stuck in traffic jams so terrible that your feet fall asleep and your body gets increasingly fidgety? 

To combat the restlessness, a woman in China took it one step further when she practised tai chi for well over an hour on a gridlocked expressway. 

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial arts form that is practised by many as a form of exercise. Accompanied by regulated deep breathing, it has purported health benefits, allowing the body to achieve a state of relaxation and harmony.

With the surge of traffic caused by China's Golden Week travellers in the first week of October, drivers on the Cheng Nan expressway in Sichuan were treated to an unexpected performance when the auntie 'performed' for almost two hours as she waited for the jam to clear out. 

In the video, she can be seen focusing intently on her moves even as it begins to drizzle. 

The video was posted and went viral on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, garnering over 300 million views after it was uploaded on October 2.

Guess not even the rain can dampen this feisty auntie's spirit. 

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