Young Odia Girl Enters Asia Book of Records For Yoga Skills

Priya Priyadarshini Nayak, a four-year-old Odia girl from Nayagarh, has been selected in the Asia Book of Records for pulling off difficult yoga asanas with effortless ease. Priya is able to perform almost all yoga postures with confidence – be it Chakrasana, Gomukhasana, Bhunamasana, Padahastasan or Dhanurasana.

Priya’s father Prakash is a yoga instructor and it was from him that she learnt yoga. She was young when she started attending her father’s classes to learn yoga. She took a keen curiosity in yoga and thus started learning very quickly. Soon after, Prakash noticed that his daughter has all the qualities required to practice yoga with utter dedication.

During the initial classes, Priya usually imitated her father as he taught his students and managed to pull off the yoga asanas by herself. After witnessing the dedication of her daughter, Prakash decided to teach yoga to Priya.

The little girl can now perform numerous asanas such as the mountain pose, forward fold and more. Noticing her growth, Prakash is currently tutoring Priya to become a gymnast and wants her to win events for the country. He wanted to do this himself but could not pursue his dreams due to monetary constraints.

Notably, yoga’s origins can be traced to India over 5,000 years ago. The word yoga was first mentioned in ancient sacred texts called the Rig Veda. The Vedas are a set of four ancient texts written in Sanskrit.

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