Stories of students who excel in their subjects have always been awe-inspiring. We want to know everything about these wondrous kids from how many hours they study to what their hobbies and dislikes are. They inspire us by telling us that most of the times it’s about lifestyle changes. The topper of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) entrance exam for MBBS too has some inspiring things to tell.
Nishita Purohit, an 18-year-old Gujarat girl, is anything but a bookworm. She has been a national level basketball player and owes yoga the mental stability and calm needed during preparation time. She lived in a coaching hub Kota to prepare for medical and made everyone proud by leading the pack with 91.4%.
Nishita tells that she wouldn’t let negative thoughts waver her determination or confidence by practicing yoga every day without fail. She tells BBC in an interview,
I do yoga and meditation every day. It has brought about incredible changes in me. I wasn’t actively practicing yoga till the class 11th, but in 12th I took it seriously. I have noticed positive changes in my results since the time I got involved in yoga.
Interestingly, Nishita’s whole family likes to do yoga. However, after she moved to Kota to rigorously prepare for the entrances, she couldn’t give enough time to herself. But, as she was aware of the positive outcomes of the activity, she designed her daily routine in such a way that her days would start only after yoga.
She further tells how yoga helped her,
Yoga and meditation are included in my daily routine. It has benefitted me in a way that my brain remained peaceful and calm, and my mind wouldn’t entertain unnecessary thoughts.
Every achievement or success comes with a cost. Nishita had to give up on playing basketball to channel undivided attention towards her goal but found the goodness of well-being in yoga. She also remained away from social media to focus on her childhood dream of becoming a doctor.