International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day was celebrated on 21st June 2022. The program started with a speech delivered by Aashritaa of secondary grade. The speech is as follows:

Good morning to Respected Principal madam, teachers and students,

I welcome you all to the International Yoga Day celebrations. We all are aware that 21st of June every year has been declared as International Yoga Day by United Nations General Assembly in December 2014. Today we are celebrating 8th International Yoga Day with the theme ” Yoga and Wellness.”

Yoga is considered to be an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It embodies the unity of mind and body, thought and action, restrain and fulfillment. Yoga provides a holistic approach to health. It brings harmony in all walks of life and is also known for disease prevention, health promotion and management of lifestyle related disorders.

The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root “Yuj” meaning “to unite.”The science of yoga has its origin thousands of years ago. Lord Shiva is considered as Adi Yogi and Parvati, his first disciple. Though yoga was being practiced in the pre-Vedic period, Sage Maharishi Patanjali systematised and codified the yogic practices through Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra.

Millions and millions of people across the globe have benefited from the practice of yoga which is blossoming and growing, becoming more vibrant with each passing day.

” DO YOGA, STAY AWAY FROM ROGA”

Few of our students are going to demonstrate the common yoga protocol which everyone can follow on a day-to-day basis.

” Common Yoga Protocol”

Yoga Prayer:

“OM Sahanaa Vavathu, Sahanau Bhunakthu, Sahaveeryam Karavaavahai,

Tejaswinaava Theethamasthu, Maa Vithvishaavahai.

OM Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthihi”

I. Sukshmavyayam:

a) Neck rotation

b) Shoulder rotation

c) Upper body twisting

d) Knee rotation

II. Asana:

a) Standing asana – Taadasana ( corrects faulty posture)

b) Balancing asana – Vrukshasana ( improves concentration )

c) Forward-bending asana – Paadahastasana ( improves digestion )

d) Backward-bending asana – Ardhachakrasana ( helps in management of cervical spondylosis )

e) Lateral-bending asana – Trikonasana ( makes spine flexible )

f) Sitting asana – Baddakonasana ( stabilises the mind )

g) Long-sitting asana – Ooshtrasana ( increases blood circulation to the head region )

h) Twisting asana – Vakrasana ( stimulates pancreatic functions )

i) Prone asana – Bhujangasana ( reduces abdominal fat )

j) Supine asana – Sedubandhasana ( relieves depression )

Yoga Day Pledge:

I commit myself to remain in a balanced state of mind all the time.

It is in this state that my development reaches its greatest possibility.

I commit to do my duty to self, family, at work, to society and to the world for the promotion of peace, health and harmony.

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