Meet Mrutyunjaya Hiremath from Hubballi city in Karnataka who still teaches yoga after losing both hands and leg in an accident last year. He teaches yoga sitting on a chair and his unbeatable spirit and thinking as kept him strong as he was before. He is a true inspiration for all!
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According to Times Of India, It happened on November 11, 2017, when a speeding truck collided with Hiremath’s bike on Magadi Road in Bengaluru and took away his both legs and hands.
Hiremath told, “My commitment to yoga has not died down. I started teaching yoga to people despite having lost my legs. I teach Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama, Suryanamaskar, Janusirasana, Halasana and other aspects of yoga by sitting on a chair now. Sometimes, I train a person and allow him to teach others,”
Hiremath was a native of Pala village in Mundagod. He came to Hubballi City about two decades ago in search of work. He went to Brahma Kumaris Ashram at Mount Abu, Rajasthan after learning yoga. He taught yoga there but however due to his family problems, he returned back to Hubballi. He currently lives with her sister at Vidyanagar in Hubballi.
He told, “I arrived in Bengaluru in 2014 where I taught the ancient practice to four-five batches at Nagarbhavi, Tunganagar, Machohalli and other areas daily. But, I met with an accident on November 11, 2017. After staying at a hospital for a month, I came back to Hubballi. Now, I have Jaipur artificial limbs and can walk with the support of a cane,”
He said he needs about 3-4 lakhs to get advanced artificial limbs to walk without any support and dedicate his life to teach yoga to more and more people.
Hiremath’s student, Rahu Hadimani told, “I attend his yoga classes regularly and now I am able to lead a stress-free life. He teaches us by sitting on a chair and directs us on how to stretch our hands, legs and bend.”
Another student, Ramesh Araligatti said “His dedication to yoga is really an inspiration to all as he actively involves in teaching yoga despite not having both legs. He guides us properly to do various asanas,”
Despite losing courage and hope, he is still teaching yoga at the Rambapuri Kalyan Mantap in Vidyanagar, Hubballi for free.