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YOGA: A COMPULSORY BOON IN SCHOOLS

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The world is embracing Yoga, people are practicing yoga as a part of their daily routine. The bewitching effect in the body and mind that yoga provides is completely unparalleled. Along with body strengthening, it helps to stay calm in this busy world. It’s not just a casual physical exercise, but a holistic way to keep your body and mind in good shape.AYUSH minister has recently sent a proposal to MHRD to make yoga a compulsory

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Yoga should be incorporated in schools and colleges especially looking at the anxiety level, the pressure that students go through. Yoga will not only help in de-stressing but will also help in providing balance to the unscheduled hectic and tedious life.

The calmness that yoga brings helps in reducing violent behavior in kids, which is becoming prevalent these days. yoga connects your body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul, thus extending entire control over your life and mind. It cleanses 72,000 channels, your mind, and blood and energizes your body.

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By improving mind-body connection, yoga will make the children and grownups become more confident and increase endurance. Practicing yoga on a regular basis helps in achieving mental discipline, which will eventually help in self-control and this will aid in reacting impulsively in emotional situations. Thus it will enable them to control anger allowing them to make rational decisions when needed Aside from these benefits, one of the best benefits of yoga is that it helps a person in managing stress, which is known to have devastating effects on the body and mind. “Stress can reveal itself in many ways, including back or neck pain, sleeping problems, headaches, drug abuse, and an inability to concentrate,” says Dr. Nevins. “Yoga can be very effective in developing coping skills and reaching a more positive outlook on life.”

Another important aspect that yoga can tackle is the weight problem in children due to the consumption of junk food. Practicing regular yoga asanas will counter the ill effects of junk food and will help them maintain the right weight suitable for their age. There has been a considerable increase in yoga practitioners as shown in the graph below.

Cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases, etc. are growing epidemics in India and according to WHO, 61% of all deaths in India every year are because of these diseases. We, therefore, desperately need a means that can heal our psychological, physical, and spiritual imbalance – Yoga can be a big solace providing holistic and virtually limitless benefits. AYUSH minister has recently sent a proposal to MHRD to make yoga compulsory in schools and colleges.

Without a delay, we should make it a part of school curriculum to create a healthy and stress-free nation. Due to changing lifestyles, people are struggling with stress-related symptoms. In order to make our youth strong enough to juggle with challenges, Yoga should be made compulsory in the formative years that leave a strong influence on the rest of life.

REFERENCES– Times of India

Written By- Ishita Patwal, A young fervid writer, pursuing BBA from IGDTUW. My Leisure pursuits include dancing, traveling, and gardening.

 Edited By- Shweta, team SciComm

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