Implementing Yoga Education in schools for holistic development of students
Dr. Sunita Singh
Yoga is a way of life. It is also a science for holistic living. Yogasana is based on sound knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Yogic exercises are extremely helpful in increasing self-confidence, helpful in physical fitness, psycho-social and mental development. Placing the body in certain posture or position stimulates specific nerves, organs and glands. Sitting yogasanas provide greater blood circulation in parts above the waist. Thus, the vital organs are energized, giving increased stimulus to brain functioning. Similarly, inverted yogasanas help in increasing blood flow to the brain and activate the brain cell. Thus a need of yoga education for individuals feels important. Yoga education is an important concern for all human beings since it contributes to their joyful and amusing life. But Yoga education has not been given the due importance in the school curriculum and neither has their contribution to the health and overall development of the child been adequately acknowledged. In the present paper a brief discussion about need and importance of yoga education and its historical background. An attempt is made also to impart a scientific way of holistic development through yoga education. In this connection a detail discussion about a program of yoga education is also done. This paper will give an understanding of teacher, school administrator, students and parent towards importance of Yoga education in school curriculum and also develop the positive attitude of people towards it.