“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self to the self.”— BHAGAVAD GITA
“In the pursuit of perfection we can start at either end of our range of being and we have then to use, initially at least, the means and processes proper to our choice. In Yoga the process is spiritual and psychic; even its vital and physical processes are given a spiritual or psychic turn and raised to a higher motion than belongs properly to the ordinary life and Matter, as for instance in theHathayogic and Rajayogic use of the breathing or the use of Asana...”—SRI AUROBINDO
“The pure Hathayoga is the means of the fulfilment through the body. Its processes are physical, strenuous, colossal, complex, difficult. They centre in Asana, Pranayam and the purification of the body.”—THE MOTHER
Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. An international day for yoga was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 and since then the International Day of Yoga is observed throughout the world.
For the last couple of years SARVAM has been celebrating the International Yoga Day with its students’ in the villages. This year a celebration was organized at 5 centres with 700 children who performed yogasanas and pranayama that they learn through the year from a trained yoga instructor.
It has been observed that Yoga brings significant physical and mental transformation that enables students to keep up with their regular academic by developing inner and outer strength. The asanas and pranayama not only takes care of the physical well-being but also gives calming effect on the mental state. Regular practice builds concentration and stamina, which helps to improve the students’ memory, discipline and mental strength to face examinations and other rigours of life.
The teachers, trainers, coordinators, volunteers and parents enjoyed the performance and wished to see their children continue with this centuries-old practice to accrue its multiple benefits.