Topic: International Yoga Day 2021 Celebrations
Date – 21st June 2021
International Yoga Day is a reminder to keep our mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health before anything else, and take some time out to nourish and nurture ourselves with yoga.
The proposal to start Yoga Day was introduced during the opening of the 69th session of the General Assembly in 2014 and since then June 21st is celebrated as the International Yoga Day every year. Yoga can be a fun & effective way of keeping children physically active despite mobility restrictions & school closures due to the pandemic.
At Edify School, Kanakapura Road we organised an online Yoga session on the 21st of June for all the students in order to help them with nature, with themselves, and the universe through the yogic experience early in the morning. The session began with a brief introduction about Yoga and its importance in knowing our own self. It helped students acknowledge the belief in the unification of one’s body, mind, and soul in spiritual growth. The 30 minutes session included a warm-up with simple asanas to start with and gradually reached the complex Asanas that require practice and endurance to attain their perfection. Later, the students engaged themselves with the repetition of the Suryanamaskaram routine a couple of times invoking the abundant positivity from the Sun. The session was also graced by the collaborators of the Exchange programme from Russia and the USA who involved themselves in learning and performing Yogasanas. The event was concluded with students and parents reflecting upon the session and the yogic experience reciprocated through words of appreciation. A quiz based on Yoga was also conducted through Google Forms to ensure that students were made aware of the Importance of Yoga and how it entwines us with spirituality, mindfulness, and tranquility.
In addition, the school also organised Yoga classes for all the parents for 20 days beginning from 1st June to 21st June 2021 with tremendous from the participants and was a huge success.