A 10-year-old nicknamed the rubber boy has his sights set on a Guinness world record for his extreme yoga move. Ujjawal Vishwakarma, who started doin
A 10-year-old nicknamed the rubber boy has his sights set on a Guinness world record for his extreme yoga move.
Ujjawal Vishwakarma, who started doing yoga at just six, is so flexible he can bend his body backwards.
A video of him stretching out the incredible position has gone viral leading him to become known outside Sardhana, the Meerut district of North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
His jaw-dropping move which sees Ujjawal stretch backwards until his head touches the ground and manages to lay straight on the ground on his back before lifting his body back into the standing position.
The boy shows off his amazing ability in completing the most difficult yoga positions, named Niralamaba Purna Chakrasana, 16 times in a minute.
Every day the youngster practices yoga for three hours to hone his skills.
But he is not the only youngster to master the back plank recline crunches as last year, a school girl from Mysuru set a world record for performing Niralamaba Purna Chakrasana 15 times in a minute.
Ujjwal is now looking to smash that record.
Yoga teacher Viskas Panchali, who teaches Ujjwal for free and covers the cost of his trips to competitions right across the country, said: ‘The girl from Mysuru did 15 repetitions in one minute. Ujjwal can do 16-18 repetitions in the same time.
‘We have sent our application to Guinness Book of World Records authorities to enlist his feat as a world record. I am hopeful that Ujjwal will make it to the coveted list.’
Flexible: Ujjawal Vishwakarma shows off his incredible moves leading him to become an internet sensation
The 10-year-old practices three hours a day to ensure he is able to complete his complicated moves
World record bid: Ujjawal Vishwakarma can complete the yoga position called the Niralamaba Purna Chakrasana 16 times a minute
Jaw-dropping: The youngster’s yoga teacher hopes he will smash the current record and believes he has every chance
Ujjwal’s father Vishnudutt Vishwakarma, who makes around 200 rupee a day, said: ‘I feel sorry for not being able to support my son’s studies or his extracurricular activities with my paltry income. I somehow mange to make ends meet.
‘Had it not been for the yoga teacher, nobody would ever know about the talent of my children. I hope that he makes us proud someday.’
His yoga teacher Mr Panchali had high hopes for the youngster.
‘But we won’t settle for anything less than a Guinness world record,’ he said.
The 15-year-old girl managed to score her record after regularly performing the move 13 times a day but manged 15 times in a minute when she made the record attempt.
Santhosh Agarwal, a representative of Golden Book of World Records organisation, awarded her with a certificate from the organisation.