6-Year-Old Shruti Pandey has been teaching yoga to adults at an ashram (yoga retreat), in northern India, for the last two years - setting the world record for the Youngest Yoga Teacher.
"She's a fast learner and a perfectionist. She grasps techniques quickly unlike kids her own age, who get bored with something as patience consuming as yoga.
" Within just six months of her training, she surprised everyone by doing the toughest positions with ease and perfection," said her trainer, Hari Chetan who set up the retreat some thirty-five years ago.
The Guinness world record for the Oldest Yoga Teacher was set by Bette Claman, aged 83, who is still teaching regular yoga classes at Williamstown Yoga Centre, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia.
Guinness World Records also recognized the Largest yoga class: it involved 29,973 students from 362 schools who performed a sequence of yogic kriyas called Suryanamaskar (Salute to the Sun), at Jiwaji University, Gwalior, India.
Shruti begins her daily regimen at 5.30 am, dressed in white leggings and a red t-shirt, her many different students from all ages and walks of life encircling her. They include: businessmen, teachers, housewives and elderly pensioners.
"It feels good when people follow my instructions, I feel like a real teacher… I got interested in yoga after seeing my brother do it. I tried picking it up myself but it was too hard. So I asked my parents to send me to yoga classes," says Shruti.
Her older brother, Harsh Kumar, now 11-years-old, made the Limca Book of Records when he was five years old by learning all 84 yoga positions. He has never been a teacher, however, like his little sister.
Shruti has mastered some of yoga's most challenging positions. She can hold her entire body on the strength of her little arms and hang her legs right over her head backwards.
Her students are in awe of her capabilities and many have stated that her class has changed their attitudes about coping with life and its many pressures.