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Yoga festival to promote fitness awareness

Updated : 2017-05-27
By Lu Wei(chinadaily.com.cn)

Yoga, a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices originating in ancient India, gained international fame for its effectiveness in reducing physical discomfort and the risk of diseases. And June 21 has been designated as International Yoga Day since 2015 to further spread the benefits of yoga.

Yoga has been gaining in popularity in Wuxi city, with the number of participants attending yoga events increasing from around 1,000 in 2015 to around 3,000 last year.

An Indian dancing performance titled Colors of India presents a taste of Indian culture to Wuxi residents, heralding the upcoming Wuxi International Yoga Festival, May 26. [Photo/wxrb.com]

Stars of the Chinese film Kung Fu Yoga will attend the yoga event to be held in Wuxi on June 25 to promote the benefits of yoga. [Photo/internet]

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