(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in Michigan introduced the traditional Chinese cultivation practice on International Day of the Troy Family Daze Festival on September 17, 2017. A dozen Chinese and Western practitioners demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises on the festival stage. Many people, including the Mayor of Troy, were fascinated by the beautiful exercises and some people learned the exercises right then.

Mayor Dane Slater said, after watching the Falun Gong exercise demonstration, that the feeling of tranquility he experienced made him feel great.

Mayor Dane Slater of Troy, Michigan, shares a smile with a Falun Gong practitioner.

Falun Gong exercise demonstration on International Day of the Troy Family Daze Festival.

A local resident learns the Falun Gong exercises.

As practitioners did the exercises on the stage, local resident Mr. Jimmy O'Connell and his wife Susie copied the exercises movements. Jimmy told a practitioner afterwards, “I feel great! My pain is gone. My muscles always hurt. This exercise is very healthy! I like the stretching and copied their movements. It made me feel better!” Susie also said that the exercises were very calming, beautiful, and she felt that they would help reduce stress.

Ms. Bica-Grodsky (middle), an organizer for International Day, with Falun Gong practitioners.

Ms. Bica-Grodsky, an International Day organizer, said that the exercises were very comforting and calming, and she felt that the Falun Gong exercise demonstration was a perfect opening for the afternoon activities.