The Hindu : NATIONAL / ANDHRA PRADESH : Engineer-turned-yogi performs rare feat After mastering the materials science, a mechanical engineer has mastered yoga postures to elevate his body up in the air winning the appreciation of one and all. The 24-year-old Venkata Panindra, an assistant professor in an engineering college performed â€œVandana treyamâ€ by locking the air in his throat, stomach and perennial gland at a packed TTD Kalyana Mandapam here during the Sadhus meet that concluded on Sunday. â€œIt took six months to learn the yoga posture mentioned in Bhagavad Gita under the guidance of Sri Yogananda Bharati from Vizianagaram'', says the youth, an M.tech in Mechanical Engineering, while talking to The Hindu . â€œI got fascinated with yogasanas during my childhood itself,â€ says the yogi who has mastered different yoga and Pranayama techniques, winning acclaim from sadhus and laymen as well. He wants to explore the Patanjali yoga system fully and propagate the greatness of the â€œHindu way of lifeâ€ so that the present generation gets benefited, he adds.