OVERVIEW

In today’s world, children are glued to technology, their exposure to many areas can sweep them off their feet very easily especially in their adolescent age when value systems are weak. Focus of education system is mainly on IQ development, physiological and psychological aspects EQ are forgotten. High expectations from parents without knowing how to handle pressure leads to stress, anxiety, depression and some even end up in suicides.

Samvit Yoga for Schools program will help children in developing strong foundation for physical and mental wellbeing through graded curriculum framework of Yama-Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara and Dharana. It will take children on the right path of positivity and happiness through healthy mind and body, concentration and development of social and personal ethics.

“Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature and a holistic approach to health and well-being. Yoga is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with ourselves, the world and Nature. Yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body.

Highlights of Samvit Yoga for Schools module are given below:

  • Based on Maharshi Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga
  • Age specific graded curriculum from class 1 to class 10
  • Annual, Monthly and Weekly plans
  • Class specific four Teachers Guide booklets
    • Group 1: Class 1 & 2
    • Group 2: Class 3 to 5
    • Group 3: Class 6 to 8
    • Group 4: Class 9 & 10

  • Each document contains following areas`

    • Curriculum details
    • Guidelines for Model Class: 
    • How to conduct Yoga class effectively
    • Yama-Niyama Definition,
    • Stories & Applications
    • Age specific Asanas
    • Age specific Pranayama
    • Pratyahara meaning and actions
    • Dharana meaning and methods

  • Yama-Niyama:Progressive explanations from gross external at early age to subtle and deeper meaning at high-school level

    • In lower classes stories are used to effectively convey the meaning and essence of specific Yama and Niyama
    • In Higher Classes Life examples, Group discussions and Videos are used for self experience

  • Asana:

    • Details of every asana is given: Meaning, Procedure, Benefits and Teachers guidelines
    • For each group sequence of Standing, Sitting, Prone & Supine Asanas is followed for easy reference

  • Pranayama: Details of Age Specific Pranayama practices are given in the booklet – Meaning, Procedure, benefits and teachers guidelines
  • Pratyahara: Focus is on understanding the importance of turning sense organs inwards through practice in daily life
  • Dharana: Focus is on understanding the need and benefits of Dharana / concentration. Simple techniques are explained for daily practice.
  • Assessment framework is provided to measure changes in Behavior, Health and Cognition
  • Grades 1 to 2
  • Grades 3 to 5
  • Grades 6 to 8
  • Grades 9 to 10

Satya- Truthfulness, Asteya- Non-theft.

Saucha- Cleanliness, Santosha- Contenment.

Sukhasana, Vajrasana, Tadasana, Padmasana,Ustrasana, Padahastasana, Simhasana. Dandasana, Ardhapadasana, Parvatasana, Chandrasana, Shashankasana, Ashwathasana, Vrukhsasana, Trikonasana Ashwa sanchalanasana, Veerbhadrasana, Veerasana, Ardhachakrasana, Supta Veerasana, Urdhwa Veerasana, Baddhakonasana, Chaturanga, Shavasana, Surya Namaskara.

Deep breath,
Bhramari,
Nada Anusandhana

Watching good programs on TV / Computer (Give list of programs they must watch) - Focus on Positive Impressions

Sitting quietly in Padmasana / Sukhasana for 2-5 mins

Satya- Truthfulness, Asteya- Non- theft, Ahimsa- Non- Violence.

Saucha- Cleanliness,
Santosha- Contentment,
Tapas- Ascetism.

Padmasana, Vajrasana, Hastapadasana,Ustrasana, simhasana, Sukhasana, Tadasana, Parvatsana,
Trikonasana, Vrukhsasana, Ardhachakrasana, Veerasana, Suptaveerasana,
pada-uttanasana, Vakrasana, Navasana, Setubandhasana, Pashchimottasana, Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana, Halasana, Garudasana, Matsyasana, Triyak- tadasana, Ashwa sanchalanasana, Veerabhadrasana, Urdhwa veersana, Baddhakonasana, Surya Namaskara.

Deep breath,
Bhramari, Nada Anusandhana

Avoid watching negative programs
Restrict Electronics device time (TV/Phone/Computer)
Watch Sunrise and Sunset as often as possible
Take a walk in nature without engaging in surrounding
Eat one meal in silence every day
Observe the taste of food you eat

Sitting quietly in padmasana/sukhasana and
observe breath for 5 mins

Satya- Truthfulness, Asteya- Non-theft, Ahimsa- Non-violence, Aprigraha- Non-possessivness.

Saucha- Cleanliness, Santosha-Contentment, Tapas- Ascetism, Svadhyaya- self study.

Padmasana, Vajrasana, Hastapadasana,Ustrasana, simhasana, Sukhasana, Tadasana, Parvatsana, Trikonasana, Vrukhsasana, Ardhachakrasana, Veerasana, Suptaveerasana, pada-uttanasana, Vakrasana, Navasana, Setubandhasana, Pashchimottasana, Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana, Halasana, Garudasana, Matsyasana, Triyak- tadasana, Ashwa sanchalanasana, Veerabhadrasana, Urdhwa veersana, Baddhakonasana, Surya Namaskara.

Deep breathing, Sectional breathing, Anuloma Viloma, Surya Anuloma Viloma, Nadi shodhana kriya.

Taking mind (senses) away from negative / bad things Avoid gossip and negative talk Take planned digital breaks in a day Listening to good music (Bhajans, Classical music, soothing sounds, natural melodies, birds, etc) Observe silence for set period of time everyday Cultivate habit of introspection Observe your feelings while having food, Enjoy all your meals Everyday night sleep without watching TV or Computer. Read some books and Watch breath for few mins and sleep

Sitting quietly in padmasana/sukhasana and observing breath - 10 mins Dhyana (Saguna or Nirguna) - 5-10 mins Yoga Nidra Benefits of Breath Awareness & Concentration (Dharana)

Satya- Truthfulness, Asteya- Non-theft, Ahimsa- Non-violence, Aprigraha- Non-possessiveness, Brahmacharya- disciplined routine.

Saucha- Cleanliness, Santosha- Contentment, Tapas- Ascetism, Svadhyaya- Self-study, Ishwara pranidhana- Devotion.

Padmasana, Vajrasana, Hastapadasana,Ustrasana, simhasana, Sukhasana, Tadasana, Parvatsana, Trikonasana, Vrukhsasana, Ardhachakrasana, Veerasana, Suptaveerasana, pada-uttanasana, Vakrasana, Navasana, Setubandhasana, Pashchimottasana, Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana, Halasana, Garudasana, Matsyasana, Triyak- tadasana, Ashwa sanchalanasana, Veerabhadrasana, Urdhwa veersana, Baddhakonasana, Surya Namaskara.

Deep breathing, Sectional breathing, Anuloma Viloma, Surya Anuloma Viloma, Nadi shodhana kriya.

Taking mind (senses) away from negative things Turn Off Digital Devices for few hours, full day or week Daily introspection - Close eyes and go through activities of the day from the time you wake up till you go to sleep Satsang of creative / constructive / positive things Practice periods of voluntary celibacy in thought, speech and action Before you go to sleep at night try and close your senses one at the time, sight, hearing, smell, taste, tact. Then have a good night sleep

Sitting quietly in padmasana/sukhasana and observing breath - 10 mins Dhyana (Saguna or Nirguna) - 5-10 mins Yoga Nidra Science behind Meditation & its benefits

YFS(YOGA FOR SCHOOLS) Research Team