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24 May 2019, Edition - 1410, Friday

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Coimbatore

City boy wins international yoga championship

Covai Post Network

City boy B Sathya Krishna has done all here proud by winning the gold medal in an International Yoga Championship held at Singapore recently.

Sathya participated privately despite there being a team from India. There were participants from four countries. He participated in the 21-25 category. “The perfection in my postures helped me score,” he said. The particpants were supposed to demonstrate five advanced postures like Nataraja asana, Nindra vrichika asana, Adhomuka vrichika asana, Mukhotasana, and Purna matsyendra asana. Sathya was ranked among top five nationally.

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His father has been practising yoga since he was two years old. He is trained by his father T Balasubramaniam. “When he was young he used to join me while I was doing yoga. As he grew up he developed self interest and has now achieved such great heights,” Balasubramaniam. Despite India celebrating Yoga Day, instructors are not supported well, he said, Modernisation of yoga by combining it with other exercises will not help the practitioners because yoga gives inner strength while other exercises burn down calories, he added.

Sathya is studying PG Diploma in yoga at Annamalai University where he said that the curriculum is mostly theoretical.”Many study considering commercial gains.” Sathya handles classes at his father’s yoga centre, Amrutha Yoga Centre in Sai Baba Colony for people of all ages.

He is now preparing for International Yoga Championship to be held at Pondicherry next January.

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