A yoga instructor broke a world record by holding the scorpion pose for more than 29 minutes.
Yash Moradiya, a Dubai native now living in India, held the difficult position for a total of 29 minutes and four seconds in a bid to raise awareness of the benefits of yoga.
Moradiya has been practicing yoga since the age of eight and revealed that he had been working on his endurance in the scorpion position for the past five years. He smashed the previous record, which stood at four minutes and 47 seconds.
He told the Khaleej Times newspaper: "The scorpion position, particularly, is all about stability. The longer we hold the pose, the better we learn to establish the mental resilience to survive any critical situation we face in life with grace.
"Yoga has the ability to transform our physical and mental well-being, driving us to unlock our hidden potential of our bodies away from limiting thoughts."