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Mallakhamb is an ancient Indian sport that combines yoga poses with the athleticism of gymnastics—all performed while perched atop a vertical wooden pole. Uday Deshpande teaches Mallakhamb in Mumbai’s Shivaji Park. Anyone who aspires to master this practice, needs to possess mental and physical strength, flexibility and a certain amount of fearlessness.
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