Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition which is practiced as a graceful form of exercise; while yoga is a ancient physical, mental, and spiritual practice that has its roots in India. Both the disciplines involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a Yoga-Taichi event at the Temple of Heaven in central Beijing accompanied by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, on Friday.
Prime Minister Modi congratulated Li for the conceptualization of the unique event. He said, "Wonderful to see Indian students doing Taichi and Chinese students doing Yoga. The holistic health care that world needs can be fulfilled by Yoga."
The Temple of Heaven is a complex of religious buildings that is situated in central Beijing. The complex has been visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties.