International Yoga Day 2021 at AVM

Yoga, in it’s true meaning, is an independent path that allows an individual to achieve a state of mind that is not troubled by stress or anxiety and is working with perfect harmony with all of the body. It is a method of moulding the human body to attain optimum efficiency and keep it free from disease and ailment.

From it’s day of inception, the aim and ambition of Atmiya Vidya Mandir has been the Union of Body, Mind and Soul. Such unification, by any means, is not an easy feat to achieve. It requires the guidance of knowledgeable teachers and holy saints. On the International Day of Yoga 2021 celebrated on the 21st of June 2021, the students at AVM performed a variety of different exercises and asanas that enabled them to breathe fresh and rejuvenate themselves amid the monotonous lifestyle in the lockdown. Not being discouraged by distance or medium, the efficient and skilful coaches of AVM conducted an hour long yoga session to instill in the students a regard for self-well being and personal healthcare.

The students started off by performing Surya Namaskar, also known as the “ultimate asana”, which strengthens the back and greatly improves blood flow in the body. It was followed by three different forms of pranayama including kapalbhati and anulom-vilom, which increased oxygen circulation throughout the body and slowed down the fast pace of the mind. The asanas that were performed next truly pushed the body to its limits. Bhujangasana, tadasana, paschimottanasana, gomukhasana, trikonasana and naukasana loosened all the muscles in the body making it relieved of all sorts of anxiety.

The key takeaway from the session was not just the peaceful bliss of performing the workout but a motivation to cultivate a long-standing habit of making yoga a part of our daily routine. On the 7th International Day of Yoga 2021, the students of AVM lifted themselves above their limits and will continue to do so each and every day of their lives.

Reported by: Yash Kothari (Class 11)