Indian Education School (IES) marked International Yoga Day, which is observed on 21 June, at the school premises on 20 June, 2019. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, during his speech at the UN General Assembly, once said, “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition which embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, restraint and fulfillment and harmony between man and nature. It is a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with oneself, the world and the nature by changing one’s lifestyle and creating consciousness.” So, to improve the quality of a student’s life, and help them manifest their harmony with the world, Bhavans sticks to the ancient tradition that caters to the needs of the present generation.
During the mass yoga demonstration, some of the yoga enthusiasts led the students and the teachers clad in white attire. Lalitha Premkumar, the Vice Principal of Primary Wing, IES, addressed the yoga participants by sharing her experience on yoga at the Times Square NY – USA where she witnessed a gathering of 10,000 plus enthusiasts performing Yoga, and encouraged the teachers and students to practice regular yoga to remain fit and improve concentration.
Under the guidance of Madhusmita Acharya, a well-trained yoga professional of Indian Education School, Kuwait, the students and the teachers performed various asanas. Warm up steps were performed, and all the partakers followed the asanas. Most of the asanas were demonstrated and depicted in its utmost perfection. The participants soon came to grips with the realization that such asanas could be accomplished by anybody and they could help the development of mental and physical state of life.
The celebration concluded with a physical relaxation techniques in order to find a connection between their mind, soul and body.