1st International Day of Yoga in China

Consulate General of India, Guangzhou, in association with Kunming Foreign Affairs Office and Kunming University organized the First India-China (Kunming) International Day of Yoga event on 21st, June 2015 at Kunming University Indoor Stadium.

Mrs. Radha President of PICFA at the - 1st International Day of Yoga -observed at Kunming University-21/06/2015
Mrs. Radha President of PICFA at the -
1st International Day of Yoga -observed at Kunming University-21/06/2015 

On June 12th,2015, China's first yoga college, "India-China Yoga College" (ICYC) was inaugurated at Yunnan Minzu University in Kunming. It was established in accordance with one of 24 agreements reached between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The three-year program offers students yoga courses in both countries. Asana (poses), pranayama (breathing), physiology, and yoga therapy are included in postgraduate study. Sanskrit, Hindi, and Indian cultures are also in the curriculum.

1st International Day of Yoga -observed at Kunming University-21/06/2015
1st International Day of Yoga -observed at Kunming University-21/06/2015 

United Nations proclaimed June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. China, backed India’s move at the UN to make June 21st, International Yoga Day, giving a boost to hundreds of yoga clubs and organizations in China. Every year, in many prominent cities in China, the International Yoga festival is observed. Yoga was first popularised in China through the television programs of Wai Lana (Zhang Huilan) in the 1980s on China Central Television (CCTV). Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a step forward in developing the India-China cultural relations furthermore by introducing Yoga as one of the most popular sports in China. 

Bikash kali das , Yoga in China
Yoga in China- pic-1st International Day of Yoga -
observed at Kunming University-21/06/2015 
The China Yoga Industry Development Report (CYIDR) report said that old links between “pure” yoga from India and traditional Chinese culture including Tai Chi and traditional Chinese medicine aided the spread of the practice in China. 

According to "Yoga Blue Book: China Yoga Industry Development Report" released in 2017, most Chinese yoga followers are female in the age group of 25-40, affluent, and living in big cities. The popularity of yoga is highly related to a city's economic development.





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