Nepal makes Yoga a school subject
We all benefit from yoga, and why not. India is the birthplace of this amazing exercise routine. Yoga not only keeps you fit physically but also helps your mind to stay calm and composed.
Now Nepal’s government has asked students in grades four through eight to take yoga classes. The government says the classes will give students exercise and improve their health.
Yoga is an exercise program that combines breathing and stretches, and encourages people to pay attention to their minds and bodies. Yoga began in India thousands of years ago, and has connections to several religions, including Hinduism and Buddhism.
Over time, people around the world began taking up yoga simply as an exercise to strengthen the mind and body. Yoga has been proven to reduce stress. It can also help with flexibility, balance, and pain relief.
Though many schools around the world offer yoga classes, Nepal is the first country to require its students to take them. The new rule will mean that yoga joins other required classes like math, science, English, and the Nepali language.
The largest yoga class was held in Patanjali Yogapeeth, Kota, Rajasthan, and involved 1,00,984 participants. It was held on 21 June 2018.