Russsia: Russias judo black-belt president Vladimir
Putin has promised yoga-loving Indian Prime Minister Narendra
Modi that hell try some yoga poses, despite feeling
daunted by the challenge.
tried so many things, but I havent tried yoga, though
it is certainly appealing, Putin told Modi during talks
in the Russian city of Ufa.
see what I am able to do based on my physical aptitude,
we see real yogi, it seems impossible to reach such perfection,
and thats what stops people.
who recently took to a mat and led some 35,000 people in performing
poses like the half camel and cobra in a mass outdoor yoga
session on International Yoga Day, came to Russia for the
BRICS summit which starts Thursday.
prime minister, who says yoga helps him work long hours, thanked
Putin for sponsoring the International Yoga Day in Russia,
adding that the activity should inspire everyone who wants
to keep a healthy way of life.
who has cultivated a strongman image, is a longtime judo enthusiast,
enjoys hockey and has been photographed bare-chested on horseback
as well as swimming the butterfly stroke in a Siberian river.