(Minghui.org) The Vegetarian Health & Wellness Expo was held in Manhattan on September 9and 10. Local Falun Gong practitioners had a booth at the festival and took the opportunity to raise awareness about the peaceful spiritual practice and the persecution it faces in China.

Many festival-goers took the opportunity to try the Falun Gong exercises for themselves

The Falun Gong exercise demonstration was a popular attraction. As more and more people came to learn the exercises, space at the booth ran out.

Falun Gong at the Vegetarian Health & Wellness Expo in New York

Some who came to learn the exercises commented, “The energy here is great!” “They look so calm!” The event organizer filmed the meditation demonstration, wanting to use it to promote the expo in the future.

One man told a practitioner that he had heard about Falun Gong and wanted to try it. He was very happy to finally have the chance to learn Falun Gong. Some people said they feel the energy moving in their bodies while doing the exercises. Many people told practitioners they completely agreed with the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance.