The Benefits of Yoga in Schools


The Benefits of Yoga in Schools

Yoga has been a prolific contributor to the making of this successful world to a great extent. We have seen a number of global leaders, business tycoons, fashionistas, and celebrities crediting Yoga as the source of their inspiration. We have also seen sports personalities such as Novak Djokovic and LeBron James practicing Yoga during their training sessions and becoming champions. After a number of studies and researches, it has been revealed that what actually Yoga does is that it heals and nourishes the whole body including the mind to promote Self Awareness and Love. Yoga provides the mind a promising white page on which the stories of success can be written.

The Benefits of Yoga in Schools

Now, if Yoga is this much influential, why not develop this discipline from an early age? Since the development of a man’s brain begins in their childhood and is also the highest during it, it would be even more promising and bright with the element of Yoga in it. And thus, it is extremely important to let the kids avail the holistic service of Yoga in their school. Giving this discussion a pause, let’s talk about the practicality of Yoga in schools and how the ancient science is a boon for the kids as well as adults.

Yoga manages stress and nervousness

Homework pressure, exam stress, the pressure of selection in the sports team, managing daily routine, etc., there are a lot of things that a child needs to handle at a quite premature age. This is a world of competition and the truth is that everybody has to face it and emerge victoriously. The philosophy of Yoga has no place for stiff competition and advocates maintaining balance, peace, and patience in life. In Yoga, the solution to every problem depends on how well one controls their mind. Making the mind peaceful, it keeps you away from the soreness of competition with others and allows the school-goers to think beyond the box and become successful by reaching their best potential. Meditation, the mindful art of Yoga teaches the use of the presence of mind during difficult situations. With regular classes of Yoga, students start demonstrating the ability to deal with unfamiliar conditions with ease.

Yoga enhances the overall health of the children

Health is quite an important aspect of our life. The body is prone to diseases and bacterial attacks during childhood and teenage. The change of season affects children sooner than it does the adults. A regular practice of Yoga keeps the school-going children away from such unfortunate incidents. Yoga Asanas have immense healing powers and the ability to cure various diseases. Pranayama and simple Meditation have the ability to regulate the body and mind processes.

Awareness and Focus

Awareness is one of the best things that a child should embrace. The teachings of Yoga train the students to differentiate between right and wrong, ethical and unethical. With a wide range of things, classes, and activities to concentrate on, a student gets tired and confused about what to do, which one to prefer, and how to practice. Instead of working as an extra subject, Yoga opens their clogged mind and enhances their thinking ability. Especially while practicing Meditation, our mind is in the state of utter peace, which is a sign of calmness and self-control. The spiritual power of Yoga teaches the students not to deviate the mind on a number of things and concentrate on the fruitful ones only.

The Benefits of Yoga in Schools

Better development of the mind and body

“Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.” This line by the celebrated English poet John Milton is highly logical and practical. To make the day shining, we must work for a pleasant dawn. Meaning thereby, the process of one’s positive growth should start early in their childhood. Yoga prevents the volatile mind of a student from getting scattered and gathers it on the curriculum. The teachings of Yoga are wholly concentrated towards personal growth with the asanas contributing to the physical body building and Mindful practices promoting mental strength.

Yoga fills self-confidence in the kids

Lowering of confidence is one of the major issues found in about two-thirds of students below the age of 10. Students of this age group do not possess much exposure to the external world and tend to lose courage which makes them vulnerable to many mental disorders. The practice of Yoga instills self-belief in a child and turns them friendly towards various challenges. There are students who are not much intelligent in certain subjects which disturbs them. Here, Yoga comes to the rescue by inducing the art of trust and hope in them. The asanas are a great means of confidence upliftment and help the students face their troubles with courage.

Children believe that the teachers are more than their parents because of a special bonding and when they learn Yoga as a class subject, they are more likely to adopt the teachings. Yoga is all about good manners, healthy routine, ethical behavior, and positive thinking. The best way to instill these in the mind of a kid is through a scheduled training by a Yoga Expert. It is rightly said, “future belongs to those who prepare for it today”. So, why not give your children the best way to prosper in the company of Yoga?

Author Bio : Bipin Baloni is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He provides Yoga Classes in Bangalore. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas. 




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