Speech On Yoga – 3
Hon’ble Principal, Hon’ble Chief Guest, Fellow Teachers and My Lovely Students – Warm Greetings to all!
Workout trends come and go, but literally no other form of exercise is as stable as yoga and it has been around for over a period of 5,000 years now. Yoga helps us way beyond than just burning the calories and toning down our muscles. It’s an all-inclusive workout that focuses on both mind and body. Under yoga training, one performs all kinds of stretching and strengthening poses, including deep breathing, relaxation or meditation.
Currently, over 100 diverse forms of yoga are known, which are rigorous and intense while others are mild and relaxing. There are six different forms of yoga that are well-known today:
- Hatha – The form is mainly related with yoga and combines a sequence of basic movements, including breathing.
- Vinyasa – It includes a sequence of poses which smoothly flow from one to the other.
- Iyengar – It is a type of yoga which makes use of props, such as straps, blocks and chairs in order to help one move his/her body with the proper alignment.
- Bikram – Also called as “hot yoga”, this form includes a sequence of 26 complex poses performed in a heated room that carries a high temperature.
- Power – A more rapid, greater-intensity practice that shapes muscles.
- Ashtanga – A sequence of poses that combines an exceptional breathing technique.
You just name it and you’ll get it! Beautiful, glowing skin; a well-built, flexible body; regulated weight; sound health and calm mind – the benefits of yoga include all this and so much more. However, more often than not yoga is being seen to be restricted to asanas, i.e. poses. This is the reason why its benefits are only identified at the bodily level and we overlook its enormous benefits that yoga offers in bringing together the body and mind. When both your body and mind are in sync with each other, then life becomes more fulfilling and happier than ever before.
So everyone must practice yoga and make it a part of daily routine in order to get a strong, flexible and supple body. Its regular practice helps improve your body posture while you walk, sit or sleep. This will in turn also help you relive your body pain owing to inappropriate postures.
Yoga when combined with meditation has the power to better your intuitive skills so that you can quickly ascertain what is required to be done, when it is to be done and how in order to gain positive results. This does work wonders and you can experience the change yourself only when you practice it without fail.
Remember yoga is a never ending process. The deeper you delve into it, the more fruitful will be the results. That’s all I can say.
Now, let me call on stage our hon’ble chief guest to say few words.