The Yoga Spectre

Possibilities are unarguably endless for the ones that aim higher than the rest. This 5th International Yoga Day, SDM and Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala witnessed and honoured one such prodigy that expanded the possibilities of what we all perceive as a means of health and well-being.

Tanushree Pitrodi, a 9 years old student from St.Cicely’s High School Udupi was awarded the prestigious ‘Yoga Ratna’ award given by Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala for a talent that has accomplished an international milestone in yoga. Tanushree Pitrodi being this year’s recipient of the award easily grabbed all the limelight at the Yoga Day celebrations held at Dharmasthala by the students of SDMCNYS.

Tanushree’s achievement is a Guinness World Record she created in Udupi on the 7th of April 2019, in the category of one-minute miracle by doing full body revolutions maintaining a chest stand for one minute. She completed 42 turns in one minute – an enthralling spectre that the audience got to witness at the ceremony as well. Her flexibility and swiftness were no short of a treat to the eyes.

Awed by her flexibility and core strength at the very age of 9, Dr. D Veerendra Heggade voiced what everyone must have been feeling at the moment – prodigies like Tanushree deserve to be trained to represent the country at platforms like the Olympics. She delivers the promise of making the nation proud. She in fact has already – creating a world record in the indigenous art of Yoga at such a young age and with such unique skill is an accomplishment in itself. This year, Yoga Ratna celebrated the young personification of milestones she is.