BEIJING: Over 1,000 yoga enthusiasts in China participated in the third international yoga conference held here today, prompting India's envoy to call the Communist country a second home for the ancient physical and spiritual discipline.
Large number of Yoga lovers took part in 2015 China International Yoga and Naturopathy Conference, which is an invaluable gift from ancient Indian tradition, said Ashok K Kantha, Indian ambassador to China.
He said Yoga had found a second home in China, recalling the celebrations across the country to mark the first International Day of Yoga on June 21 in which several thousand enthusiasts participated.
Both Indian and Chinese dreams ought to be aligned and pursued in a mutually supportive manner. It is important to celebrate the common cultural space between India and China, the two ancient civilisations that have interacted for over 2000 years, Kantha added.
While Yoga was popular for a several years in China, it gained government recognition when Chinese Premier Li Kiqiang took part in Yoga-Taichi meet in Beijing along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Modi's visit in May.
Ramamohanarao Kodali (Usa)
Both Yoga and Chinese Marital arts impose perfect coordination of mind and body and remove stress and improve physical and mental health.
Defeat Devil Italian (Truth Prevails)
The Chinese want to claim Yoga as Chinese invention.
Yoga is more popular among youth overseas than in India , be it in U.S. Europe or China . In India ,while our youth is trying to ape the western pop culture. Blame it on our pseudo secular policies of Government which prohibited teaching Yoga and other ancient knowledge in schools and colleges. Today more western universities teach ancient Indian subjects like religious scriptures,Philosophy ,Music , sanskrit than we see in India.
Vijay Bali (india)
fantastic achievement by India's world yoga day
Rajiv Agrawal (Unknown)
hope it makes more people healthy...