UFA, July 10. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he’d prefer to begin practicing yoga with spiritual practices.
"Yoga is about the development from the physical to the spiritual. Let us say I have started with the spiritual," Putin said smilingly when asked at a news conference whether he had already begun practicing yoga. "But this also means efforts to refine oneself."
At a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, the Russian president promised to try to practice yoga to the best of his abilities. "Yoga is something I've never done so far but it can't help being attractive. I'll see what my condition permits me to do proceeding from the level of my physical fitness," Putin said. "When you look at real yogis, it seems no one can attain this kind of perfection and the thought stops you.".