All the students are expected to take part in all the extra-curricular activities of the school under the guidance of the Headmaster and department heads. The students shall be present in the school on the days set apart for cultural and sports competitions and on the annual day of the School without fail.
Meditation is one of the five principles of yoga. It is the practice by which there is constant observation of the mind. It requires you to focus your mind at one point and make your mind still in order to perceive the ‘say’ . Through the practice of meditation, you will achieve a greater sense of purpose and strength of will. It also helps you achieve a clearer mind, improve your concentration, and discover the wisdom and tranquility within you. Know the basics of meditation and learn the different meditation exercises and techniques in the following section ; What is Meditation ? In this section, know what meditation is, get familiar with its essential aspects and learn what makes it different from other forms of relaxations and related practice. Meditation – How does it work? Meditation is an important tool in achieving mental clarity and health. Learn how meditation works and know the various health benefits brought about by meditating. Meditative poses There are many meditation poses that you can practice. Learn how to perform the full lotus posture, half lotus pose, Burmese pose, and the Egyptian pose. Meditation – Main Principles A set of guidelines was formulated to help people understand the different aspects of meditation. In this section, take a look at the main principles of Meditation. Meditation – Benefits of Meditation Meditation can be contributed to the psychological and physiological well-being of an individual. It can also help you in having a positive outlook. Meditation Types Meditation can be done in various ways depending on your goals. Practice what suits your needs. Meditation – tratak, Mantra and OM Tratak or steady gazing is an excellent concentration exercise. When we say ‘OM’ our full body gets relaxed and our day becomes brighter with peacefulness. Meditation exercises Meditation involves a lot of exercises , poses, and techniques practice the one which suits you best. Exercises keep our body fit and fine. Meditation – Type of Mantra Mantra is a profound and practical method of self – awakening, opening and self – transcendence. What is Yoga? Can anyone do Yoga? Yes, everyone can do yoga. Do you know that you have done simple yoga poses, when you are a baby? Yoga is not mere acrobatics – it is a holistic approach of uniting the body, mind and spirit. Yoga and yoga poses are beneficial as they bring a harmonious balance within your system. A state of total well-being is Jithin Nair, Std. X, A
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Excelsior 2012-13 25 Alphonsa School, Miraj not just a healthy body, but a healthy mind and spirit too. Yoga works on all these facets. The ‘Art of Living’ programs into aiming naturally rejuvenate an individual, by balancing the body, mind and spirit. The focus of sri sri yoga practice is ‘balance.’ All ailments, diseases, are manifestations of imbalances in the body. Ailments are the body’s way of calling attention for ‘more care’. Yoga and yoga poses provide simple and practical solutions to all your daily problems. Physically the yoga postures improve the taxability of the muscles and the joints. They also massage the organs, thus improving their functionality. Yoga heals various chronic illnesses in a natural and simple way and also improves the body’s immunity. Meditation being one of the main aspects of yoga it is essential that you sit for meditation after practicing yoga and pranayama. In meditation one delves deep into one’s say. In an extremely subtle and effortless manner, yoga and yoga poses make you more contented and happy. Overall the body feels higher and healthier, also more energetic. It is less prone to diseases and effects of day -today. When the yoga poses are co-ordinated with the breath, the practice becomes effortless.(Article by Jitin Nair)