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Study on Advancement and Impact on Yoga and Value Education | Original Article

Priyank R. Vasava*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The advancement of the technology is coming into the new syllabus and it is coming with the information overload. Competitions, exams and tests not only manifests into academic anxiety and examofobia, it also manifest into regression and guilt. Practice of Yoga not only help to keep the mental body strong and supple but also incorporate mental activities, disciplines that help to develop attention and concentration and stimulate the creative ability that are latent within human body. Yoga helps bring about subtle attitudinal changes in life. If taught earlier on in life. It can be implemented only in Schools, and it may bring a revolutionary change into the society. Being able to harness ambition in a positive manner rather than through negativity will not only help the student excel but also make them a healthier and happier person for the country and community. The education of teachers is paramount to improving the quality of education of children, for teachers are instrumental in developing in children positive attitudes, stimulate curiosity, awaken their creative potential, promote understanding and tolerance, helping children understand themselves and the environment they live in, and eventually develop in them the moral consciousness, sensitivity and responsiveness to the needs of society. The materials have been developed under the guidance of an expert advisory committee comprising known scholars of Yoga education from different parts of the country and from different Yoga schools of thought. Each module is divided into units of study which provide a theoretical base to the main theme. The last unit in each of the modules is practice-based. In the last unit, which is named “Practicum”, the yogic techniques including Āsanas, Prāṇāyāma, Bandhas, Mudrās or Kriyās (ṣaṭ kriyā) have been systematically explained stepwise and illustrated with the help of graphics or photos of postures. Along with procedures of the concerned yogic practices, precautions or special instructions, if any, have been clearly mentioned so that the sãdhaka, after initial training under the guidance of an adept practitioner can practice on one’s own. Do’s and Don’ts have been given as and when required.