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7-year-old Chinese boy earns USD 15,900 from teaching yoga

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

A seven-year-old Chinese boy who suffered from has emerged as the country's youngest teacher, earning over USD 15,900 by teaching the ancient Indian practice to more than 100 students.

Sun Chuyang, or Mike, from Taizhou city in province learned for three years and received a certificate for teaching a year ago.

He has earned more than 100,000 yuan (USD 15,900) by teaching yoga, becoming the youngest in China, or perhaps the world, state-run Daily reported.

Sun has trained more than 100 students, it said.

His mother said Sun learnt yoga to fight which he was diagnosed with in a day care centre when he was two-years old.

To help heal him, his mother closed her apparel store and took him to practise yoga. At the age of three, he displayed a special interest in yoga, the report said, adding that after two years, Sun got rid of

At the age of six, Sun found employment as he was approached by several local yoga centres to help teach youngsters the ancient Indian practice.

Though yoga has become immensely popular in over the years vying with ancient indigenous physical fitness martial art form Tai Chi, it got an official sanction when Chinese joined here in 2015 at a joint event featuring both the disciplines during the latter's visit.

backed India's move in the to make June 21 as international yoga day, giving a fillip to hundreds of yoga clubs and organisations.

A first yoga college has come up outside with joint collaboration of and China in Yunnan Minzu (Nationalities) University in

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, February 06 2018. 20:25 IST