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Yoga goes beyond the mat at Apeejay School, Noida

Students, teachers and staff took part in quizzes, workshops, ‘nukkad natak’ and more, to celebrate International Yoga Day



Yoga is the priceless heritage of ancient India. It has been globally recognised and embraced as a powerful holistic tool to preserve and strengthen the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of individuals. The practice is becoming even more valuable and relevant in the light of the stressful and fast life we live today.

Keeping in mind these requirements, Apeejay School, Noida commemorated the 8th International Yoga Day themed ‘Yoga for Humanity’. The school celebrated for a week with a plethora of activities.

‘Yoga on Chair’, a special workshop was organised for teachers to learn some breathing exercises and different yoga poses that can be done while at work. On day 2, students from the Interact Club of the school performed ‘Nukkad Natak’ (Street Play) to spread awareness about yoga and its importance. A video clipping of the performance was uploaded on YouTube and the school website to spread more awareness about the theme.

The next day was designated to learn about the various steps of ‘Surya Namaskar’. It was aimed at strengthening the muscles and joints to help reduce stress. An online quiz was also organised for students of classes 5 to 9 to enrich their knowledge about fitness, yoga and health. 

On the final day, a virtual session on ‘Pranayama’ was held. This day witnessed an overwhelming participation from teachers and students, who joined to perform basic ‘pranayama’ exercises. The gathering was guided by yoga instructor, Ms. Savita Gupta. She provided step-by-step instructions for each asana and educated everyone about their benefits.

The mentors at school left no stone unturned to brief the participants about how yoga enhances the quest for a healthier and happier life. They emphasised how it focuses on the concordance between mind, body and soul to bring out the best of a person’s capabilities.

“India is the land of Yoga. And today, the world has become aware about it and accepted its relevance. We know how yoga keeps us physically fit. Apart from that, one of the best benefits of yoga is to help a person manage stress which is the need of the hour. I feel, in order to aid people of all generations, it is the best medicine.”

-Mr. AK Sharma, Principal, Apeejay School, Noida

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