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Meet 11-year-old yoga champion who already smashed 3 world records with her impressive skills05:34

Meet 11-year-old yoga champion who already smashed 3 world records with her impressive skills

United Arab Emirates, Dubai
July 27, 2020 at 06:17 GMT -00:00 · Published

The 11-year-old Samridhi Kalia, an Indian girl based in Dubai, showed off her impressive yoga skills on Saturday.

Kalia already smashed three world records in her field. The last yoga title she obtained was for doing a hundred yoga poses in a small box in about three minutes.

The young champion, who says she started practising yoga at the age of five, received immediate support from her parents after showing interest in the sport, and started her journey with yoga on a strong note after winning three trophies in her first competition in Malaysia.

"I wanted to do something that would make my parents more happy and proud of me, and that makes me also happy," said Kalia, who, after having her parents' approval, started practising with the aim of achieving a record.

According to Kalia, practising yoga helps improve her physical, but also mental abilities. She explained that it helps her physically "because of the motions that help my back and help my body, and mentally because of the meditation that helps you be calm and peaceful and stress-free."

The young champion expressed her desire "to gain as much knowledge" as she can from yoga, while "as of now, I want to take one step at a time," she said.

Kalia entered the Golden Book of World Records with her latest stunt of 'fastest hundred yoga postures performed in restricted space', a challenge that she completed in three minutes and 18 seconds, on the viewing deck of the iconic Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

This records came only weeks after winning a title for completing some 40 advanced yoga postures in one minute inside a small box.

Meet 11-year-old yoga champion who already smashed 3 world records with her impressive skills05:34
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The 11-year-old Samridhi Kalia, an Indian girl based in Dubai, showed off her impressive yoga skills on Saturday.

Kalia already smashed three world records in her field. The last yoga title she obtained was for doing a hundred yoga poses in a small box in about three minutes.

The young champion, who says she started practising yoga at the age of five, received immediate support from her parents after showing interest in the sport, and started her journey with yoga on a strong note after winning three trophies in her first competition in Malaysia.

"I wanted to do something that would make my parents more happy and proud of me, and that makes me also happy," said Kalia, who, after having her parents' approval, started practising with the aim of achieving a record.

According to Kalia, practising yoga helps improve her physical, but also mental abilities. She explained that it helps her physically "because of the motions that help my back and help my body, and mentally because of the meditation that helps you be calm and peaceful and stress-free."

The young champion expressed her desire "to gain as much knowledge" as she can from yoga, while "as of now, I want to take one step at a time," she said.

Kalia entered the Golden Book of World Records with her latest stunt of 'fastest hundred yoga postures performed in restricted space', a challenge that she completed in three minutes and 18 seconds, on the viewing deck of the iconic Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

This records came only weeks after winning a title for completing some 40 advanced yoga postures in one minute inside a small box.

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