Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self and to the self.
Yoga is the only discipline that is aimed at integrating a person’s physical, spiritual and mental fitness, unlike any other form of exercise. Dating back to around 5000 years ago, yoga is believed to have originated in the Indian mythological era.
The word ‘yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’, meaning to join or unite. The union referred to is that of the individual with himself. Today, yoga has become a popular form of exercise, contributing to the health and fitness of millions. Yoga not only ensures a fit body, it also imparts a healthy lifestyle. We too, at Ekya believe that for a fit and healthy body, physical activities are necessary. Yoga, being one of the oldest forms of exercise, is the best way to ensure personal fitness. At Ekya, Grades I to X have yoga classes every week, ensuring that its students lead healthy lifestyles.
On the 21st of June 2018, we celebrated International Yoga Day at Ekya School JP Nagar. Grade IX student, Jahnavi Rajesh, gave her insight on the importance of yoga. She also spoke about the significance of this special day and the benefits of doing yoga. Students of Grades V and VI gracefully performed asanas during the morning assembly. They performed the surya namaskaara (sun-salutations) and several other asanas to the beats of soothing music. The entire performance seemed magical. Sports teachers Alekhya ma’am and Nandini ma’am trained the students very well. The efforts of both the students and teachers paid off as we started the day on a great note.
Towards the end of the day, our teachers too kept the spirit of International Yoga Day by doing a few simple asanas. All of them, led by Alekhya ma’am, Nandini ma’am, and Meera ma’am, performed quite a few asanas gracefully. Hence we started and ended the day paying tribute to the ancient and soothing art of yoga.
We are glad that we made the most of the special day dedicated to yoga. We all have seen its advantages and wish to continue to perform yoga every day. We hope that you too will start practising yoga so that you will be able to experience its benefits.
– Ekya School JP Nagar Editorial
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