Practitioners of Falun Dafa in France were invited to teach the exercises at the 2017 Yoga Festival Paris on October 20.
Located at the Paris Event Center in Porte de la Villette, the four-day event drew a lot of people and many of them were interested in learning Falun Dafa. A practitioner explained to spectators that, the practice improves both mind and body, through five sets of exercises and adherence to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
After a one-hour exercise session, some participants said they had felt strong energy and asked about local practice sites. Many were surprised to learn that this peaceful practice has been brutally persecuted in China for the past 18 years.
Pauline, one of the organizers, thanked practitioners for their participation, adding words of support to end the persecution in China. “No one should be suppressed for his or her belief,” she said. She offered to publish articles about Falun Dafa in Yoga magazines.
One Chinese immigrant who joined the exercise session said she had practiced Falun Dafa back in 1990 and benefited from it. However, she gave it up when the practice was banned by the communist regime in China.
The woman talked with a practitioner for a long time. “I am glad to see practitioners again,” she said. “I will continue with it this time.”