When Subbulakshmi Velusamy started learning yoga in her home city of Chennai in southern India more than a decade ago, the Indian graduate in physics looked for no greater benefits than enjoying good health naturally. But today, beyond expectations, the ancient Indian holistic system of well-being has given her a flourishing career, taken her on an adventure abroad, and turned her into a China-India ambassador. "Back home in India, people are amazed that I live on my own in China," said the 37-year-old, who works as an assistant professor of yoga at the China-India Yoga College at the Yunnan Minzu (Nationalities) University in Kunming, the picturesque southwest Chinese city not far from India. "'How do you manage,' they ask me, 'especially when the language is so difficult?' I tell them, people speak the language of kindness there. Everyone I have met has been so kind and friendly, going out of the way to help," said Velusamy. Velusamy recalls one occasion when she asked for directions. The people she approached, unable to communicate through language, walked her to their destination almost 1 km away. Her China adventure started following an agreement between the Chinese and Indian governments, which led to the opening of the yoga college in 2015.