We all need a healthy mind & body; GIIS Indore celebrates International Yoga Day
“A person has achieved yoga, the union with the self, when perfectly disciplined mind gets freedom from all desires and becomes absorbed in the self alone.”
22nd June, 2017 Global Indian International School (GIIS), Indore was all set to explore its inner strengths with International Yoga Day celebrations taking place in the campus. In collaboration with Axis Bank, GIIS Indore had conducted a live practice session of the asanas for the school staff, teachers, students, and parents.
Beginning with basic Yogasanas, each one present performed the physical asans under the guidance of our in-house Yoga and Sports teachers. Three categories of asanas were performed by the audience which included seating asanas (like vrikshasana, padahastasana, ardhakati chakrasana, Trikonasana), standing asanas like bhadrasana, vajraasana, ardha ushtrasana, etc., and spine postures.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. (Capt.) Dinisha Bhardwaj – Principal, GIIS Indore said “Yoga is pronounced wrongly, it should be called as yog. Derived from the Sanskrit word yuj, Yoga means union of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. Yoga is a 5000-year-old discipline dealing in physical wellbeing of the human body. Yoga is not just exercise and asanas. It is the emotional integration and spiritual elevation with a touch of mystic element, which gives you a glimpse of something beyond all imagination. Yoga is not a religion; it is a way of living that aims towards 'a healthy mind in a healthy body. It is not just one day practise but we should adapt this in our daily life for our physical and mental wellbeing.”
As the celebrations continued, each one present was engaged in various types of pranayama activities followed by meditation for calming the mind. Closing the ceremony with a pledge, each confidant present pledged to include yoga in their daily lives, as the discipline brings a lot positive differences if practiced in routine.