International Yoga Day, celebrated annually on June 21st, is a global event that highlights the invaluable benefits of practicing yoga. Originating from ancient Indian traditions, yoga has evolved into a universal practice that promotes physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. As a holistic practice, yoga aligns perfectly with the educational philosophy at Amrita Vidyalayam Mangaluru, where we strive to nurture well-rounded individuals.

The Essence of International Yoga Day

Proposed by India and endorsed by the United Nations in 2014, International Yoga Day aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga. This day encourages people from all walks of life to come together and practice yoga, fostering unity and harmony. The theme for International Yoga Day 2024 is “Yoga for Humanity,” emphasizing yoga’s role in promoting health, peace, and sustainable living.

Yoga at Amrita Vidyalayam

At Amrita Vidyalayam, we are deeply committed to incorporating yoga into our educational framework. We believe that yoga is not just an exercise but a way of life that enhances the physical, mental, and emotional development of our students. Our approach to yoga is holistic, aiming to instill discipline, self-awareness, and mindfulness in our students.

Integrating Yoga into the Curriculum

1. Regular Yoga Classes: Our school curriculum includes regular yoga sessions for all students, from the primary level to the senior classes. These sessions are conducted by trained and experienced yoga instructors who guide students through various asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), and meditation techniques.

2. Special Yoga Workshops: We organize special workshops and yoga camps to deepen the students’ understanding of yoga. These workshops often feature guest instructors who are experts in the field, providing students with diverse perspectives and advanced techniques.

3. Mindfulness Programs: Beyond physical postures, our yoga program emphasizes mindfulness and meditation. These practices help students manage stress, improve concentration, and develop emotional resilience.

4. Celebrating Yoga Day: Every year, Amrita Vidyalayam enthusiastically participates in International Yoga Day celebrations in Mangalore. The event includes mass yoga sessions, demonstrations, and talks on the benefits of yoga, encouraging the entire school community to embrace this ancient practice.

Benefits Observed

The integration of yoga into our school’s daily routine has shown remarkable benefits. Students report improved physical health, better focus, and a more positive outlook on life. Teachers have observed enhanced classroom behavior, greater student engagement, and a supportive school environment.

A Commitment to the Future

Amrita Vidyalayam remains dedicated to promoting the practice of yoga as an integral part of our educational experience. We believe that by embedding yoga into our students’ lives, we are equipping them with the tools to lead balanced and fulfilling lives. Our commitment to yoga reflects our broader mission to provide holistic education that nurtures the body, mind, and spirit.

As we celebrate International Yoga Day, we invite our students, parents, and the wider community to join us in embracing yoga. Together, let’s work towards a healthier, more harmonious world through the transformative power of yoga.

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