A group of yoga instructors from Singapore, called the Yoga Library Singapore, is currently visiting Jammu and Kashmir to teach the science to local youths, media reports said on Monday.
In a conversation with ANI, Anand Goyal, co-founder of the Yoga Library Singapore who is himself a senior instructor, said, "The organization Yoga Library Singapore conducts yoga courses and retreats. We used to do retreats in Bali, Bangkok, and Vietnam till now. But this is the first time that we are doing something like that in India, that too in Kashmir."
Goyal said, "I have come here with my fellow professionals for exploration. We have heard that there is a history of yoga in Kashmir. It is a good place for yoga and I am sure we will come back in future with more students."
Fizzy, a citizen of Singapore, told ANI that their main purpose is to promote Yoga here.
"India is a country of Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita and we will do many more retreats after this. Our next destination would be the Shankaracharya Temple, Srinagar, where yoga is linked with meditation," he added.
Another Singapore citizen, Roxanne Gan told ANI that this is her first visit to Kashmir but her second time in India. "I spent two months in India 11 years ago and I came to India to learn yoga," she added.
While laying emphasis on the diversity of culture in India, Roxanne Gan told ANI, "India is rich in culture, food, and traditions. There are many places to visit in India. I really want to experience how locals live their lives. I am here with my family and I am excited."