Kids are todays’ foundation on which tomorrow is built. Modern culture has not only weakened the roots but also made them fragile. The Indian system of upbringing dates back to the home led Guru Shishya Parampara where the children acquired knowledge by a keen sense of observation, which helped them become resilient and tenacious. This tenacity is seen in today’s adults and needs to follow the same reflection in our young ones.
The easy access to too much information over the internet may dampen that keenliness. Yoga not only makes them ready to face the life challenges while they are already ready for it, by preserving God’s natural gift of being an agile, swift, clear, non fogged mind.
Kid’s are the best one can ever be in all aspects, physical and mental. They are strong, ready to face anything that comes their way. All they might need sometimes is a slight, judicious guidance and their path is unlocked once again.
This program is rooted in the belief of preserving what these youngsters already have. And making them better by having a clarity of thought by clarity of action. Yoga is the masterful tool that works 360’ involving the mind too, in becoming a strong human being in all aspects. Mere physical strength is brute force, mere mental strength is ephemeral. Body with mind is the true Yog, the union that Yog stands for.
“Yoga Sutra 1.14: स तु दीर्घकालनैरन्तर्यसत्कारासेवितो दृढभूमिः”
“sa tu dīrgha kāla nairantarya satkārā ‘‘sevito dṛḍhabhūmiḥ”
It (Abhyasa) becomes firmly grounded by long constant efforts, uninterruptedly, with earnest devotion.
Yoga is the process that is life long, ever evolving as per the given situation. Not a mere one time short term course. It’s a subject of life to be adopted for life.
(This program is for children of age 10-15 years)
Yoga is not a physical exercise to build the arms and legs but the whole machinery that involves the functioning of the sane, sorted human being. What good is the strong body that is weak within? What good is a strong mind sitting inside a weak, frail body? Both mind and body run parallel to experience the life gifted by the Almighty.
Yoga has to be adopted in life, beyond the mat! In situations, in problem solving. This fundamental knowledge has its effect on everything one can ever experience. It holds true in all circumstances, much like the Sri Bhagavad Gita Ji.
“Atha Yoga Anuśāsanam” – “अथ योगानुशासनम्” ~ Now the Teachings of Yoga Begin
Every child is unique, hence they will never be judged against their fellows. The growth had to be in their own space. Yoga is fundamental and must be treated like that, making our kids better at what they are made to be.
“A slight guidance, and their path is unlocked once again”