Yoga instructor at Adani Group sets guinness world record
20 June, 2023 | Archana Raj
Smita Kumari, a yoga instructor at the Adani Group, has set a new Guinness World Record for holding the center split pose for 3 hours, 10 minutes, and 12 seconds. The center split is a difficult yo...
Smita Kumari, a yoga instructor at the Adani Group, has set a new Guinness World Record for holding the center split pose for 3 hours, 10 minutes, and 12 seconds. The center split is a difficult yoga pose that requires a lot of flexibility and strength. Smita’s achievement is a testament to her dedication and hard work.
Smita began practicing yoga in 2012, and she has been a certified yoga instructor since 2017. She decided to apply for the Guinness World Record last year, and she trained for months to prepare for the attempt. She faced several challenges along the way, including registration, paperwork, and the fee. However, she was able to overcome these challenges with the help of her colleagues at Adani Sportsline, as well as the in-house physiotherapist and dietician.
On the day of the attempt, Smita was able to hold the center split pose for 3 hours, 10 minutes, and 12 seconds. She was officially recognized as the new Guinness World Record holder by the Guinness World Records team.
Smita Kumari was beaming with excitement as she reflected on her recent achievement of setting a new Guinness World Record for holding the center split pose for 3 hours, 10 minutes, and 12 seconds.
“It was an exhilarating moment for me,” she said. “I couldn’t believe that I had actually done it. I was so happy and proud of myself.”
Smita’s achievement was made even more special by the fact that she was presented with her certificate by Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani. She also had the opportunity to meet with other Adani Group leaders, including Managing Director Rajesh Adani and Managing Director (Agro, Oil & Gas) Pranav Adani.
“I had a detailed discussion with them about choosing yoga as a career option,” Smita said. “I also talked about the challenges I faced while preparing for the event and how I overcame them.”
About Smita Kumari
Smita Kumari is a 29-year-old yoga instructor from Ranchi, India. She has been practicing yoga for over 10 years, and she is a certified yoga instructor. She is also a graduate of Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Uttarakhand, where she was awarded a gold medal for her Master’s in Applied Yoga and Human Science.
Smita is passionate about yoga and she is committed to helping others achieve their fitness goals. She is also a strong advocate for women’s empowerment, and she believes that yoga can be a powerful tool for self-growth and transformation.
The center split is one of the most difficult positions to learn, master and maintain. It is a necessary sub-routine to get expertise in disciplines like yoga, ballet, dance, gymnastics, and the martial arts. And Ranchi-based Smita has now set a world record in maintaining this difficult position.
She decided to apply for the Guinness World Records last year. While preparing for the final day event, she faced several challenges like registration, paperwork and fee. That is when Adani Sportsline also intervened to assist her. The Adani Sportsline team along with the in-house physiotherapist and dietician helped me plan out my journey meticulously till the event day,” said Smita, adding that she also got help from her colleagues.
Smita joined AEL in 2019 as a professional yoga instructor. “Just like yoga was never a planned part of my goals, moving to Ahmedabad too was the same. This move proved a life-changing experience for me. I even found a family in my colleagues,” she said.
The 29-year-old had no grounding at all in yoga and had to overcome several challenges to find her footing in this field. She would practice for hours till she perfected the asanas. After graduation she pursued Master’s in Applied Yoga and Human Science from Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Uttarakhand where she was conferred with a gold medal. It was the turning point in her life.
About The Adani Group
The Adani Group is a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Ahmedabad, India. It is one of the largest and fastest-growing private sector companies in India, with interests in a wide range of industries, including logistics, resources, power, renewable energy, gas, infrastructure, agriculture, real estate, and consumer finance.
The Adani Group is committed to sustainable growth and has a strong focus on corporate social responsibility. The company has implemented a number of initiatives to improve the lives of people in the communities where it operates.