Anvi from India
Anvi is a highly successful yoga trainer – known across her country as “the rubber girl of India”.
She can do more than 200 types of Yogasana and 75 Surynamskar (Sun salutation) postures.
From a young age, Anvi trained alongside her peers and competed in the district, state and national yoga competitions. She has won more than 50 medals and trophies!
She has also won a number of other awards:
- Best Creative Child with a Disability, awarded by the Indian Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment;
- Youngest National Awardee (age 13!) in the field of Yoga;
- Prime Minister’s National Award for Children (Pradhan Mantri Rastriya Bal Purskar), awarded by the Ministry of Women and Child Development;
- Youngest Yoga Trainer award.
Anvi has used her incredible talent to raise awareness of the benefits of Yoga and motivate other young people to give it a try.
She also has a YouTube channel where you can follow her instruction: Avani Vijay zanzarukia
Anvi had a difficult start in life. She was born with congenital heart disease and needed open heart surgery at just 3 months old. She also has Hirschsprung’s disease which means that a large portion of her large intestine does not work normally.
Despite all of this, Anvi is living a full and successful life.
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