Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame’ says Shri. B.K.S. Iyengar, the foremost yoga teacher of this era.
Daily yoga classes were a routine for the children at the Satyam Campus, this now appears to be an old story because of the pandemic. After the lockdown, the children were unable to attend their daily yoga classes which were regularly conducted at the Satyam Campus by the yoga instructors.
But this did not stop the celebrations commemorated for the International Day of Yoga. The main objective of this celebration was to encourage kids and other elders to practice yoga in the comfort of their homes. The coordinators were vested with the responsibility of selecting students for this online session. And each coordinator selected 10 students from their village. Around 120 participants took part in this online celebration of the International Day of Yoga.
The yoga instructor was stationed at the Satyam Centre from where he connected to the 12 villages from where 120 students participated in the yoga sessions. He began the session by explaining the importance of practicing yoga in our day-to-day life. He instilled the fact that yoga is the easiest method to connect one with nature. Yoga also helps in balancing the mind-body connection. In the session, the teacher illustrated a few yogasana that will help to control diet, proper breathing, and physical postures. He also said that yoga is associated with the meditation of body and mind through the relaxation of the body.
This session was mainly for the students but it was found that this session was useful for everyone at home. There was active participation from all the family members of the students.
The yoga instructor helped the students perform a few simple asanas which they can regularly practice at home.
Though the country is still in partial lockdown, these types of online sessions and classes will help the children relieve their stress thereby helping the children as well as their family members.