BIS #6365 Wellness Yoga' at Don Bosco Nashik

by Diana Coutinho & Joyce Padale with Fr Kenneth Pereira for BISMumbai

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice which enhances our wellbeing. Yoga has its origin in India. Recognizing its universal appeal, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as International Yoga Day, in December 2014. Today, it has become a lifestyle for millions of people worldwide. 21 June also marks the Summer Solstice, and holds significance in many parts of the world. The International Yoga Day is held with great zeal and enthusiasm at Don Bosco School and Junior College, Nashik every year. The students are taught Yoga throughout the year by the Physical Education teachers.

Due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions, this year the International Yoga Day was held virtually. Students from Classes 1-12 participated along with their parents, in the virtual celebration. The inaugural speech by the Secondary and Higher Secondary Section Supervisor-Ashoo Varma, emphasized the importance of Yoga and physical exercises in daily lives. The school team comprising of Physical Education and Secondary section teachers along with an alumnus, demonstrated various yoga-asanas, that included warm-up exercises, sitting and standing asanas. These were followed by Pranayam, a practice of controlling the breath. This was an inspiring and motivational programme for everyone at Don Bosco Nashik.