Speech On Yoga For Students And Children
Speech On Yoga – 1
Good Morning Respected Principal, Respected Teachers and My Dear Friends!
As we all know that today is June 21, 2017 and this date is declared as “International Yoga Day” by “United Nations General Assembly”. This date was proposed by our honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. It is said that on this day, the first yogi (Adi Guru) begun imparting the knowledge of yoga to the rest of mankind and became the first yoga guru.
As a head girl of this school, I would like to grab this opportunity to say a few words on highlighting the importance and benefits of yoga. I hope it may help you in understanding about yoga as an essential part of our daily life.
Many people wonder that what is yoga and how it can help in maintaining physical and mental stability? Yoga is a process for the union of body and mind or we can say that it is a process of maintaining stability between body and mind. In ancient period, yoga was a way of attaining enlightenment. In today’s world of high technology and hectic life, yoga is playing an important role in maintaining fitness and mental stability in our body and mind. It consists of various poses and postures of the body and in Sanskrit language we call it “asanas”. Some poses or asanas are complicated and therefore they need proper implications but some of them are very simple and can be practiced on our own. Many people choose to join yoga classes but some people who are not comfortable at classes, so they could buy yoga DVDs that are available in markets.
The formation of different kinds of yoga has been done to reach the solutions of different problems of people. Many people practice yoga on daily basis and hence they know the effects and positive changes that occurs in their body and life due to yoga. There could be no instant effect but if it is practiced on daily basis then the results could be seem. Yoga should become an integral part of our life just like sleeping and eating.
The benefits of yoga are infinite and it has the potential to cure many diseases. Many people are practicing yoga in today’s world to remain healthy. For aged people who cannot do intensive exercises, yoga proves to be a best choice for them. In yoga, we practice postures on the basis of its difficulty. We should start with a simple pose and then pursue for a difficult one.
Many people and even small kids have respiratory problems these days due to air pollution and lack of fresh air. In yoga, there are many poses and exercises that have the potential to cure respiratory problems. But not only respiratory but also it helps in curing many other diseases related to our nervous system, abdominal problems, joint problems etc. For instance, “bending poses” are done for strengthening joints and muscles, “balancing poses” are done for strengthening arms and legs, “seated yoga poses” are done for flexibility and reliving mental stress, “supine yoga poses” are done for flexibility and there are many other different kinds of poses.
On this note, I would like to conclude my speech and I request our honorable yoga guru for starting the Yoga Day. Now you may collect your yoga mats.