24 June, 2020
Mrs. Namarata Cheke
‘Coronavirus’ – This tiny virus has wreaked untold havoc in the lives of people. Most are confined to the safety of their homes, and a major problem that has arisen due to the lockdown is the lack of proper exercise and movement. During such testing and difficult times, Yoga has an increased significance, given the impact that ‘yog’ and meditation have had on people’s lives for centuries. It is also a matter of pride for us, Indians, to learn that the idea of celebrating an International Day of Yoga was first proposed by our Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi during his speech at the UN General Assembly.
‘Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, a science of integrating body, mind and soul.’ It is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. Practicing yoga gives the body complete peace in terms of both mental and physical attributes.
Since classes in school are taking place online now, the demonstration of yoga and its benefits were beautifully portrayed through a PowerPoint presentation. This included a complete video depicting various asanas, after which their benefits were explained thoroughly. The class teachers played this video for their students. They then demonstrated a few simple asanas and asked their students to repeat them.
Staying true to our theme, ‘Committed citizens rebuilding a fragile world’- very aptly and thoughtfully coined by the Principal for this academic year, we have to commit ourselves to rebuilding our shattered world, and yoga can be a wonderful way to get to that. Its calm, composed and soothing nature can help everyone achieve a zen-like space during these arduous times.