International Yoga Day, June 21, is declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice or discipline that originated in India. In suggesting June 21, which is the Summer Solstice, as the International Day of Yoga, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that the date is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world.
Some Special Yoga Postures for students
Yoga for students can be a very useful tool. Yoga can help students improve their concentrate on and retention power while even helping them to calm down and take less stress. Yoga can have manifold effects on students especially in these pressured times. It is also an exercise for students, allowing them some time to get a physical exercise which is also very important. Students are open and limber and it is a good age to learn yoga.
Starting yoga as a student will help you a lot in the long run. It will build stamina, increase your ability to remember and concentrate. There are some basic yoga asanas for students which work well in improving their performance. Some of the asanas or poses a student can do include :
- sukhasnana or the easy pose
- dandasana or the staff pose
- shavasana or the dead body pose
- bhujangasana or the cobra pose
- tadasana or the mountain pose
- malasana or the garland pose
- ek padasana or a single leg stand
- trikonasana or a triangle pose
- parsvottasana or the mountain pose
- uttanasana or standing forward bend.
Students can also try and practice the basic pranayama which will teach students to discipline their minds.