In his bid to enter Guinness Book of World Records, a 45-year-old man successfully completed performing yoga continuously for 69 hours on the second International Day of Yoga on Tuesday in Pollachi near Coimbatore.
The attempt by Dr V Gunasekaran titled "Longest Yoga Marathon (Male)" began at five PM on June 18 and ended at two PM today.
Talking to PTI from Pollachi, Gunasekaran said that he took break for five minutes every one hour, as allowed, during which he consumed fruits and performed 200 asanas in the course of his attempt.
Though the adjudicator from the Guinness was not present, there were videos, photographs, timekeeper and nearly 1,000-strong audience during the four days, which will be sent for entry into the record book, Gunasekaran said.
The yoga was held at a marriage hall.
The existing record in this segment is held by a team in China, which had performed continuously for a little over 47 hours, he said.
Gunasekaran has been teaching yoga to students of 40 schools in Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode and Dindigul district for the last 10 years.