Through the practices of yoga, we discover that concern for the happiness and well being of others, including animals, must be an essential part of our own quest for happiness and well being. The fork can be a powerful weapon of mass destruction or a tool to create peace on Earth.
To mark this very essence Presidency School, Bangalore North took part in the International Yoga Day celebrations with all zest and fervour on 21st June.
If the immense initiative and enthusiasm was anything to go by, PSBN was in full attendance to mark the day and live its significance. Yoga is an intrinsic part of the curriculum at Presidency and well participated .
In her inaugural address, the Principal, Ms.Pushpy Dutt highlighted the holistic aspect of ‘Yoga’. It combats stress and helps our minds to delve deeper into ourselves to analyze and assess the cause of all negativity around and within, thereby making us more positive individuals.
A varied range of Asanas (most of which are regularly practiced during the regular Yoga classes) were displayed and children participated enthusiastically.
Some of the thereaupatically very popular ones are-The Vriksha asana- that strengthens the spine and hence builds a good body posture, the Shashank Asana or popularly known as ‘The Cobra Pose’-helps distress while the ‘Bhujang Asana’ relieves muscles.
The most picture-perfect was the ‘Butterfly Posture’ and the ‘Ardhachakra Asana’ which ,as the name suggests eases stress in the semicircle pose and builds confidence. ‘The Vakra Asana’ too is believed to strengthen the inner organs and thus helps to fight chronic diseases like diabetes.
At the end ,students were aptly given some rest while doing the ‘Shavasana’ which is a coordination between the body and the breath to calm the mind and bring in peace.
You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.
This very essence was meaningfully conveyed through this celebration!