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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

See this Indian grandfather's death defying yoga routine (photos)

Khiv Raj Gurjar, from Jodhpur in the Indian state of Rajasthan, has taken extreme yoga to new heights - literally. He spends an hour each day striking yoga poses on a bicycle perched precipitously on the edge of a 300ft cliff.

He said: “When I balance and perform complex yoga postures on a cliff, I don’t feel fear or think that I will fall from this mountain.

"I can do anything on this mountain. I don’t panic anymore.”
It does help that he has 20 years of experience to keep him from plunging to a rocky death but that's not all, for Khiv, the practice serves as therapy to help him cope with intense personal tragedy.
On November 4, 2014, Khiv lost his son, grandson and wife in a road accident.
“It was terrible accident and it will take time to heal,” he said.

Khiv began practicing yoga at the age of 12, and says he has been visiting the cliff where he does his stunts since childhood.
“As a child, I used to come here from school. Then I brought a BMX cycle and started doing extreme yoga,” he said.

“I am confident that I will not fall, I believe in myself.”


A man of many talents, Khiv has represented his country at a national level as a cyclist and even competed in his country's national football league.

You'd think his family would have gotten used to his extreme routine but for them, the apprehension is ever present.
His granddaughter Yoga Gurjar, 15, says she is proud of her grandfather and wants to imitate his feats - but does worry that he will hurt himself.

She says, “I feel a bit scared when my grandfather performs these kind of stances, but I feel also proud because he is the source of inspiration for me and he is the person I want be when I grow old.
“I also want to perform like him. Having a grandfather who does stunts on mountains is like having an in-house superhero.”

68 comments:

Juliet Iwuno said...

Mbosi o'ge eme! Linda take note!

Pesin Pikin said...

WTH!!! Is this guy ok???

STERN said...

That's his bizz. Do I look like I care

Bayor Adebayorr said...

Hmmmm..... Wetin eye no go see......Who go try am ?

Iphie Abraham said...

Hmmmmmm,na imm sabi











LIB ADDICT#just passing#

Ivy Godspower said...

Oh lord



PEPSI ADDICT

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Wawu! He even covered his face at some point.
phew! This is extraordinary.


. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

osondu arinze said...

Scary

Unique Treasure said...

Hmmmm




















#she'sunique#

JAYZSBOSS said...

Oh really??

osondu arinze said...

oga eme oneday

Anonymous said...

ah... some pple just like taking shortcut to heaven



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chioma jacinta said...

Playing with his life. * it's well*

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Hmmm, hope u don't fall one day...


#FINEST

ella john said...

He's gonna get himself killed. Watch out

Emmanuel Nnorom said...

For ur pocket

BeBe Carter said...

If this man fall nw,dem go say na devil push am

golda awosika said...

I love ppl that dare God





#*karlishah*

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Hmmm

KWEEN said...

Wow. Just wow.

Solomon Chukwuka said...

Hmmmmm......one dayyyyyyy

Barth Olisa said...

Na so till the day e go happen. Like that photographer



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BISHOP STAN said...

HIS CUP OF TEA

toni fresh said...

when Death is hungrying some people



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Yaneez Deeyah said...

Suicide mission

fabian eze said...

some people will just be calling death.one day na one day death go show for their doorstep.


#XENO-FABIAN

goschi godwin said...

Always work out

#PeopleMustAdjust

BIAFRA_LAND

Smith Anele said...

Some people like daring the devil..Death is calling and he's gradually getting very close to it..

Akachi chidi said...

Hmmm...this thing hmmm...Believe

temitope faizat said...

Okay na

chioma oranebo said...

He wuld kill himself

Graciejay said...

Hian!

emeka pisle said...

Something must kill a man. He just found his

aproko manager said...

Nonsense

Jamila Shaibu said...

His bizzzz...

Andy sneh said...

Death is no respecter of anyone. Keep it up Old man

pretty face said...

Which kind rough play be dis????

alabi mary said...

Ww.hmmmmm... thats all!

Victoria Oddiri said...

Whatever makes u happy, do it!


#Somebody must to love u tonyt!!!

Maureen Mordi said...

Death don dey kall am

Benedicta Emmanuel said...

When his finally dead,he would be labelled genius. After that what next? You are forgotten.
"NeVeR SaY NeVeR"

uche ekwulugo said...

Making sense...



AJ MAIN BOY...

Ifechukwu Chioke said...

Oya oooo. Let the Instagram followers roll In

Charles Okafor said...

Choi... It looks scary ooo
















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DADDYSWIFE said...

Onwu na ha akpo gi.i no dey for dis one
#nothankyoui'dratherbeselfmade

dami llionaire said...

Na jeje death dey relax, dem dey wake am.....smh

Di Mateo Xavie said...

Dont try this at home

Di Mateo Xavie said...

Dont try this at home

Pearlie said...

Odikwa risky

YOUNGBUHARI said...

Have ran short of R.I.P's.. Let him be aware

Vivian Reginalds said...

hian risky
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Help me ask am ooo.. he's not Ok jare

tosisochukwu said...

Unbelievable truth














































































!brightosman aka fake phyno .#gerarahere

Francissub said...

Extraordinary, amazing... But creepy

okafor richard said...

Death is calling dt nigger gona. Pick up somday....

Teemah Salau said...

Dey didn't ask

Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

Hmmmmmm. I'm not yet a father but I can try that deadly yoga on a cliff.

#LIB ADDICT#

Jamila Shaibu said...

That's too risky...

dogi style said...

He gud 2 go

dogi style said...

He gud 2 go

Chidinma Chikata said...

lolz,ok ooo..

Anonymous said...

Whatever is to the extreme doesn't end well most times, hope he knows that.

Ayanmo Farm & Guesthouse said...

hehe, grandpa pele pele o.lol

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

RIP

Real Jewel said...

yoga juju. and he had to do it by the cliff of a rock.

izy 2 nv said...

TORUBLE DEY SLEEP YANGA GO WAKE AM. YOU'LL SOON FIND WAT U LOOKING FOR. KONTUNU

Chizy Raky said...

Hmmmm...hope he doesn't produce stories that gives a teary eye one day...


-LIB PIKIN-

Angel Makiz said...

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