An Indian boy has been awarded a Guinness World Record after becoming the world’s youngest certified yoga instructor.
Reyansh Surani, who is from India and lives with his family in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is 9 years, 220 days old.
Surani started practicing yoga with his parents when he was 4 years old.
He became a yoga instructor by completing the Anand Shekhar Yoga School’s 200-hour yoga teacher’s training course.
“I decided to join them and surprisingly found out I enjoy teaching, as well,” Surani said.
“Earlier, I used to think yoga is only about physical posture and breathing, but it’s much more than that,” the young teacher said. “I learned alignment, anatomic philosophy and the nutritional facts of Ayurveda. It’s an intense course.”
Surani now teaches yoga classes for school classmates, as well as private instruction outside of school.