Yoga Day Speech – 21 June 2020
Good morning respected Principal, teachers and my dear friends. As we are promoting health and fitness week, I have been handed over the opportunity to deliver the significance and relevance of yoga before you.
It is a privilege to speak over art which was discovered and mastered in India since ancient times.
Workout trends come and go but what remains in trend forever is yoga. It not only improves our health but develops well-being. The skin radiates, and the body achieves flexibility-meditation with yoga results in a peaceful and relaxed mind.
Utthasana, Padmasana, Bhujhangasana and Sarvangasana are some of the asana’s mentioned in it. These help in sharpening minds and lets the brain utilize the intellect to the fullest.
Yoga provides relief from the regular stressful routine and improves sleep. By following it regularly symptoms of insomnia and restlessness decreases.
It is beneficial especially to children as they gain focus and concentration, further building their power and making them academically strong.
But, the development of technology and gadgets have impaired humanity by converting them into lethargic individuals. They are living in slumber and have forgotten the gift our ancestors have bestowed upon us.
To spread awareness, the International Yoga day is celebrated every year on 21st June worldwide. Even Our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi practices and promotes yoga on a larger scale. Therefore it is essential we incorporate yoga and practice it in our daily life.
I would like to end my speech by thanking our dear audience and guests for lending their valuable time and attending the program. Last but not the least thanking our management for arranging such an inspirational event.
Speech on International Yoga Day
Good morning to everyone present. Today is International Yoga Day. We have been celebrating since its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014.
Taking this opportunity, I would like to speak a few words on its benefits and why we need to incorporate yoga in our daily life.
Yoga is a science of bringing balance between mind and body. It is an art of healthy living and is deeply rooted in our Indian Culture since ancient times. Yoga is connected to spiritual discipline and is originated from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ meaning to join or to unite.
It was initiated by Lord Shiva, who is also known as Adiyogi. Our Rishi, Sages and Saints have been practising and disseminating the same to the people. India being the pioneer, helped other countries realize its benefits and spiritual meaning affixed to it.
Also, there are different types of postures known as Asanas which forms the essential part of it. The poses are in alliance with breathing methods by keeping in mind all aspects of the body.
Moreover, Gautama Buddha and Vardhaman Mahavir were too, patrons of yoga. They preached five great vows and eightfold path by keeping in consideration the yoga sadhana.
Even in Bhagwat Gita, the holy book of Hindus yoga is distinguished into three parts known as Gyan, Bhakti and Karma yoga. Yogic likes Gorakhnath, Mastyandranath and Shrinivasa Bhatt, popularized Hatha yoga.
It works on the principle of integration of mind, body, emotion and energy. Every element of the body works in synergy to provide healthy well-being and peace. It assists in becoming a part of the universe by eradicating undesirable components of life.
Mind yoga calms our nervous system by reducing stress. The cells become active and get ready to perform tasks effectively. The level of concentration and focus increases drastically. A person feels full of energy and looks forward to start the day with positive vibes.
Yoga not only develops physical strength but inner will too. Discipline and regulation bring order in day to day life which in turn helps in evading chaos.
It supports systematic living in sync with nature. The asana is related to the elements of nature and explains the benefit of living with it harmoniously.
The immune system advances further contributing to better health and a resilient body. The white and red blood corpuscles fight diseases better and in an efficient way. Individuals with respiratory problems find development in the lungs.
Inhalation and exhalation improve. Digestive disorders like ulcers, ulcerative colitis and irritative bowls are brought under control through Kapalbhati. It also eases constipation.
In conclusion, it is a way of life as an individual mind gets free from apprehensions. People develop positive energy to resist temptations and depression gracefully.
Yoga helps in healing and self-care. Relationships with family, friends, colleagues and others improve as it develops compassion and equality.
Life will not be seen as a problem, and people will enjoy every aspect willingly and happily. I feel grateful and honoured to be born in India and thank everyone who attended this day and graced this occasion with enthusiasm.