A young prodigy who is all of 10 years has achieved several feats to her name while children her age are still finding their interest area. She is a record-holding aqua yoga performer who has swum notable distances while holding various Asanas. She started performing Asanas even before she started to talk. And on weekends, she teaches Yoga to visually-impaired children in government schools in Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelvelli. Her name is K Prisha and she is a Yoga master.
The fifth-grader learnt the art of Yoga from her mother G Devi who is a lawyer by profession. She started learning Yoga from the tender age of one and a half years old. “She performed a few asanas when she was crawling… even before she could walk,” Devi tells NDTV.
On June 30, she set a record by being the youngest skilled performer of aqua yoga. She swiftly performed 16 multiple aqua yoga activities, including activities in the longest distance covered category and the maximum number of times category, at a mere age of nine years, 11 months and 20 days. This record was set at the Anna Stadium in Tirunelveli, documents Asia Book of Records. Prisha’s long list of awards and records aren’t just national, but she has also won events in Thailand and Malaysia.
She wants to use Yoga for good especially for the differently-abled and an elderly. “I want to adopt a village and teach Yoga for all. Their concentration would improve. I just love teaching Yoga,” she sums up.
It is not just Prisha who loves to teach Yoga, her students love to learn from her too. A 14-year-old boy Hari Aakash feels grateful to Prisha for introducing him and his friends to the benefits of Yoga. He is the son of a labourer and wants to become a software engineer when he grows up. “Over the last six months, my focus and concentration have improved,” he says.
On June 30, she set a record – swiftly performed 16 multiple aqua yoga activities, including activities in the longest distance covered category and the maximum number of times category, at a mere age of nine years, 11 months & 20 days
Another student who studies in class 10 and has partial vision, Sandhamari also feels excited to attend yoga classes by Prisha. “My memory has improved because of yoga. My vision to has improved ever since I made yoga a part of my routine,” he adds.
Helen, the assistant headmistress of the school says, “Visually challenged children love yoga. As Prisha demonstrates, we too give an oral commentary for the children to follow. We also physically help them do asanas she does.”