The Real Magic – Yoga
Yoga is like Life: it’s a balance of holding on and letting go.
College life brings tornado of new thoughts and experiences through your life, mind and emotions. A student has to change in many aspects. You might not realize if you are ready for the changes that college can produce in you. You have to balance a lot of things for your self-development which includes necessary tasks the first one is developing competence, the second is managing emotions, which the most difficult to master, becoming autonomous is the third vector, the fourth one is establishing identity, freeing interpersonal relationships, developing integrity or wholeness and clarifying purposes are other major objectives.
Yoga is a holistic method of fitness that aims at balancing your body and your mind so that you can focus on your goals. Yoga can have great importance for students. The benefits of yoga for students can be manifold. Yoga makes students limber and flexible, helping them remain fit. Stress is a major obstacle to academic achievement, and yoga’s stress relief powers have been shown to boost student performance.
Some particular asanas like sun salutations or surya namaskars increase the blood flow to the brain, helping the brain to function better. Regularly practicing poses helps students to concentrate better and train the body to do things unconsciously.
Following are some more asanas student should practice daily to get meaningful results of their efforts, these asanas help increasing the blood flow to the brain, boost its working and improve one’s memory.
-Shirsasnana or the head stand
-Dandasana or the staff pose,
-Paschimotanasana or the posterior stretch
-Padmasana or the lotus pose
-Janushirasana or the head to knee pose
-Sarvangasana or the all organs pose
-Sukhasana or the easy pose
-Sarvangasnana or the shoulder stand pose.
These techniques help remove the strain, tension and stress and help the brain to process and retain better. Breathing exercises in yoga or pranayama are also very helpful to students. Controlled breathing also brings in the ability to concentrate and focus, a much-needed skill for students. Meditation skills are a product of practicing yoga. When students learn meditation, they also learn to focus on important things and not get washed away in what might be a trivial issue. The longer students meditate the better the benefits.
Sri Sharda Group of Institutions … motivate students to practice yoga regularly to keep their body and fit.