Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese yoga practitioners joined 100 others from 14 countries worldwide at the first-ever “yoga on a pole”' world championships (Mallakhamb World Championships) in Mumbai, India, on February 16-17.

Mallakhamb is one of the ‘fastest growing traditional sports’ in the world. Although, Mallakhamb started as a complementary exercise for wrestling, it soon proved to be complementary exercise for all other sports disciplines, as it improves strength, stamina, speed, endurance, flexibility, neuro – muscular coordination, balance, courage, confidence and many more abilities.

It is a martial art, competitive sport, performing art, dynamic yoga as well as a circus apparatus too.

Now regular coaching of Mallakhamb has been started in many countries abroad. -VNA