Yoga has truly entered our home and life either by our father, local Yoga guru, a Yoga book or Baba for all, Baba Ramdev. In most of the middle class families, the sun rays might have entered bit delayed but our Pitaji’s voice to make us awake or his irresistible sound of long exhalation and inhalation was always on time. Be it winters or summer, it has a big fan base worldwide.
Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines that originated in ancient India. There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and foal in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Although Yoga may be ancient and pearl of Indian culture but now it is been opted by other countries and became trend.
With advantage of being young, Life is not pressure free for students starting from social pressure, depression, anxiety, family pressure, abuse and bullying adds up to high stress levels that have caused world to flock to Yoga classes. Long hours of sitting in particular place to study, homework or sit around computer for long can cause juvenile body to stress up. Benefits are quite compelling but we have always ignored our own Kalyug ki Sanjeevni.
Academic Improvement: Stress can be a major obstacle to achievements for students. Yoga’s power of Stress relief can be seen to enhance performance. Once there is decrease in stress, there will be no unnecessary thoughts and student can come up with extra time of their daily routine to study. A good combination of asana, meditation and breathing exercises will absolutely work once you make it your regime.
Increase Span of Attention: Positive changes in attitude and mind can boost energy level and the capability to focus on what is obligatory by positioning aside distraction thoughts in student. Controlling attention is a challenge for children. Yoga requires attention which can be a challenge for young Yogis, but it enhances the capacity to control attention even in Hyperactive children.
Improves Memory: Both in child and adult, yoga has shown to improve memory. It is certainly a benefit that can improve academic performance. Memory needs to be controlled and kept calm with full focus to make remember anything which needs patience, attention, and simple answer to this is Yoga.
Improves Posture: Sitting constantly at a a place for studies can give you chronic pain and can reduce your breathing capacity. Even participating in sports or actively working can also give you the same. Yoga is useful to align our muscles and instruct our mind to breathe properly.
Matasyasana, Virasana, Suryanamaskar, Bhramari pranayama, Vajrasana, kapalbharti, Nadi-Shodhan, Bhamari, Padmasana, Yoga Nidra, Vrikshasana, Padashthasana are considered some of the important asanas for students.
Yoga is more than just stretching or physical postures. It is a unique workout for mind and body, which helps us to improve balance, strengthen bones, decrease back pain, reduce inflammation, reduces chronic pain and even improves grip strength. Yoga is actually a mirror to look at ourselves from within.