“Yoga is the journey of the self through the self to the self.”
~ Rejuvenate and Celebrate: Embracing the Essence of Yoga on International Yoga Day
Yoga, an ancient practice that unites mind, body, and soul, has gained worldwide recognition for its numerous physical and mental benefits. As advocates of holistic education, Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel proudly celebrated Yoga Day, an occasion that not only highlighted the significance of yoga but also emphasized its transformative power. The school eagerly prepared for this momentous event.
On the day, the school ground was transformed into a tranquil sanctuary, resonating with the chants of Sanskrit mantras. The yoga instructor Mr Vishal Gawande and the other teachers from the PE department of the school, recognized for their expertise, guided the students through a series of asanas, breathing and concentration techniques. The session started with stretching exercises followed by two sets of Suryanamaskars and finally pranayama and meditation. The serenity of the surroundings and the synchronicity of movements evoked a sense of unity, fostering an environment conducive to self-reflection and rejuvenation.
The celebration of Yoga Day at Dr. Pillai Global Academy was a testament to the transformative power of yoga, leaving an enduring impact on the physical and mental well-being of the students.
Author: Anshpratap Singh, Grade 8