INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY
The International Yoga Day was celebrated at Delhi Public School, Pune on 21st June to bring peace, harmony, happiness and success to every soul in the world. This was a great opportunity to imbibe the value of discipline. Yoga is a mental, physical and spiritual practice that needs to be carried every day. Children got the chance to know how yoga embodies unity of mind and body. The students of classes IV- X with the teachers performed Yoga during the SUPW period. Different yoga postures like Vrikshasana, Uttaanaasana, Trikonaasana, Bhadrasana, Shashankaasana, Bhujangasana, Pawana Muktaasana, finally ended with Pranayama and meditation. Prayers were recited before and after the programme.
Without the Sun, there will be no life on Earth. Yoga is a very ancient technique of paying respect or expressing gratitude to the Sun and the body. It is also important to understand the science behind this very ancient technique, because a deeper understanding will bring forth the right outlook and approach towards this very sacred and powerful yogic technique. Children displayed several forms of yoga and the importance of these asanas were told. Numerous formations were also made by the demonstrators Postures act as a good link between warm-ups and asanas and can be done any time on an empty stomach.
However, morning is considered to be the best time for Surya Namaskar as it revitalizes the body and refreshes the mind, making us ready to take on all tasks of the day thus, suryanamaskar done by the children. Bhujangasana which stretches the muscles in the shoulders, chest and abdominals and also decreases stiffness of the lower back was also done. The children were later made to do Chakrasana which strengthens the vertebral column and increases the oxygen in-take capacity. It prevents respiratory disorders and relieves stiffness of joints, back, shoulder and the thoracic cage. It is very useful in treating diabetes, asthma, constipation and obesity. The students and the house keeping staff felt rejuvenated and fresh to start their day with the asana and the Yoga day celebration.