Yoga should be made compulsory in schools

Yoga should be made compulsory in schools

Yoga is the exercise of physical, mental and spiritual well-being of the individual that was coined in the ancient India. Yoga has been demarcated as unification with the divine. The main objective of yoga is emancipation. The postures of yoga are beneficial even to eliminate health ailments.

The National Council of Education, Research and Training (NCERT) have decided to acquaint yoga in CBSE schools. A lot of schools are already practicing yoga in a casual way but the NCERT plans to propose a formal and structured approach for the proper implementation. The National Curriculum Framework categorised yoga as an integral component of health and physical education and shall be a mandatory subject till the secondary school. There are numerous benefits when someone practices yoga on a daily basis, in terms of health benefits, increasing concentration, improvises the immunity, increment in the energy. Yoga creates a positive impact on the psycho – social and mental and physical development of a child.

Once yoga implemented in schools will reap a lot of benefits; yoga helps to build all round fitness not only for children but also for adults in terms of a healthy lifestyle as well as happy and joyful living. By practicing yoga regularly it keeps your weight under control and helps increase your flexibility. With the increasing course load and competition to be the best, children are already stressed for their studies and to give their best performance, practicing yoga in school will help them deal with stress and also relieve them of the stress. This will also help in reducing the suicide rates found amongst school children. In such a stressful life we often lack mental peace, which yoga will help us gain mental peace and deal with difficult situations.
The yoga postures not only rubdowns the organs and strengthen the muscles as well as helps to improve breathing techniques which in turn help in releasing stress and improves immunity. In today’s time, life is hectic not only for adults but also for children; first attend school, then tuitions and then extra – curricular activity classes. To fulfil the day’s needs they need immense energy to perform during the day, by practicing yoga they will gain energy to perform for the entire day.

With so many health benefits and mental peace, it will help the child to be a better individual and perform high in his life professionally as well as personally. Hence it will be very beneficial for the kids to have yoga as a separate subject in the school.
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  • RE: Yoga should be made compulsory in schools -AKILA .A (03/07/18)
  • YOGA is a best way of exercise. We can start our day by doing Yoga,which help us to be active and enthuistic throughout the day . Making Yoga compulsory at school is a good sign and getting rid of stress to the children in this hectic world.Hence yoga is a multiple source of energy which everyone should make use of it.
  • RE: Yoga should be made compulsory in schools -Sanjay thummar (12/04/15)
  • Thankyou
  • RE: Yoga should be made compulsory in schools -Deepa Kaushik (04/28/14)
  • Yoga is the best exercise. Making it compulsory in schools is good. Yogic exercise is the best known to keep the person healthy and maintain fitness. It also promotes the good qualities of waking up early and getting started with a brisk spark for the day.

    Learning yoga is good enough for the lifetime, if the child carries on with the practise even after the school classes. It imparts good habits and the person might not require to join any fitness program or worry regarding the physical health if they practise yoga on a regular basis.

    Schools are meant not only to teach academic education, but also to reform and remould a child’s characteristics and mannerisms thereby preaching the personality education. Making yoga compulsory in schools would make this personality regime a compulsory part of the schooling.

    It is always welcome to promote any good thing; making yoga compulsory in the schools is one among those things.