When the people world over are working really hard to perfect
their skills in yoga, this three-year-old kid is proving it
to be a childs play. Meet Ameya Rajendran, a pre-schooler
who has already mastered the art of yoga, its different asanas
is an expert at performing some of the difficult asanas like
halasana, chakrasana, vipareeta
karani mudra, poorna bhujangasana, upavishta
konasana, pachimottonasana among many.
wont be a surprise to note that practicing yoga runs
in her blood. The daughter of S Rajendran and R Nithya, Ameya
has grown up watching her parents and grandparents doing yoga.
Her father who is a yoga teacher at Sreeyogadarshan Yoga Centre
at Ramanakrishna Math, Vyttila, says, As we live in
a traditional joint family, she was exposed to this art. Her
grandparents also practice yoga. But we never forced her to
learn yoga, as giving such a strenous physical training for
someone so young was not appropriate. It is also feared that
it would inhibit the childrens ability to be creative
one should not force children to learn yoga, it is beneficial
if children show an interest as it has enormous benefits including
improving calmness, concentration, memory, coordination, flexibility
and strength, adds Rajendran.
little Ameya sat and observed the classes her father took
and soon started showing interest for the art. She used
to come and sit with us while we taught the students. Out
of her own interest, she started to do yoga. She is a quick
learner too, adds Rajendran. Her first yoga demonstration
on stage was held as part of the World Yoga Day on June 21.
movements taught in yoga are very much similar to the postures
a baby does during the growing up years. From the moment a
baby begins to rollover to holding its head high to lying
on a straight position on the stomach, all are yoga postures,
father along with his elder brothers S Srikanth and S Ayappan
run the Sreeyogadarshan Yoga Centre.
New Indian Express