IMPACT OF YOGA IN OUR LIFE By Shivam/Shabnam Good Morning everybody, I am Shivam/ Shabnam, a student of class XII of your school. It is a great opportunity for me to share my views on the topic ‘Impact of Yoga on our life’ in today’s assembly. Yoga is not merely a physical exercise which includes stretching, breathing or twisting the body in different ways, but it results into a healthy development of mind, body and soul. Today’s sedentary lifestyle has invited many diseases where man has limited time to spare for his health. It is also important for good concentration and peace of mind. With regular practice of yoga, we tend to become more sensitive to the kind of food our body asks for. With the genuine effort made by our honourable Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi, it is celebrated every year on 21st June. Not only Indians but the whole world have accepted the power of yoga. A few minutes of yoga helps to get relief from stress. It helps detox the body and de-stress the mind. Yoga is the best way to calm a disturbed mind and increase the level of well-being of a person. On the other hand, yoga postures massage organs and strengthen muscles; breathing techniques and meditation release stress and improve the immune system. Yoga and meditation work on keeping the mind happy and peaceful. When we feel drained out of energy, a few minutes of yoga can provide freshness and energy back to our bodies. It also helps in improving body postures. Today, students face many problems due to the burden of studies and feel depressed but yoga acts as a stress buster for them. In many schools, yoga is practised on a daily basis as a part of the curriculum. Hence, we too should add yoga to our daily routines for a healthy life.