SHREE DHARMASTHALA MANJUNATHESHWARA LAW COLLEGE CENTRE FOR POST GRADUATE STUDEIS AND RESEARCH IN LAW, MANGALORE-3
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS
A healthy mind in a healthy body is an old saying that stresses the importance of sports and physical activities. Physical fitness is a general state of health and well-being and, more specifically the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities. Physical fitness is generally achieved through proper nutrition, moderate vigorous physical exercise, physical activity and sufficient rest.
Importance of physical Fitness
Regular exercise and physical activity promotes strong muscles and bones. It improves respiratory, cardiovascular health, and overall health. Staying active can also help you maintain a healthy bodyweight.
The importance of Physical Fitness in a Students Life
Physical fitness can be a key component of a healthy life style. This is why Physical Education is a key subject in all the leading universities in the world. The regular fitness activities When regular fitness activities are included in the life style of a student, it is possible for them to maintain fit. Regular physical activity can help to improve the absorption of nutrients in the body.
The heart plays an important role in pumping blood to the entire body. When students remain inactive throughout the day , they can be at risk of various cardiovascular issues. Unlike adults, children don’t have to spend a lot of their time in the gym to get the adequate amount of workout. All they need is simple play time and running around the field.
Being physically active and fit holds utmost importance especially among today’s younger generation who is busy enjoying the luxuries of mobile, laptop and TV at an alarming rate and are not active and spirited on a daily basis. Being young students have a lot of potential to develop a hobby that keeps their fitness regulated for the life time.
Being physically fit overhauls your personality. It lets you perform physical activities without being tired or restless. Being physically fit also ensures you being mentally fit and stress free. So it’s time for you to play some
sports, get involved in physical activities to experience happiness, peace and enthusiastic lifestyle.
Improvement of Academic Performance
There are studies that show that, physical education can help to improve the academic performance of a student. Many of the regular physical activities that students engage in are associated with higher levels of concentration and well composed behaviors. Sports activities help to reinforce knowledge learned in other subjects.
Physical Fitness Through Yoga
What is yoga?
In the yoga shastra classics, the yogashastra by patanjali is considered as the most authentic and most scientific. The great sage patanjali has given 195 out of 196 sutras and this yoga sutra has four chapters. This great sage classified the ancient science systematically and gave a proper shape to it. The word “yoga” has come from Dhatu “Yug”.
There are four types of yoga-Jnana yoga, Bhakthi yoga, Karma yoga and Raja yoga. Controlling the desires and achieving concentration is the essence of yoga.
Yoga is beneficial for various reasons. It helps to improve flexibility, works your core muscles and it allows you to perform cardio-centric exercises in a way which is not as obviously taxing as other forms of cardio training.
The following instructions should be followed by Yogasana Participants
- Yogasana must be practiced on an empty stomach or after consuming one cup of liquid food.
- Food must be taken after half an hour after performing.
- Before practice, urinary bladder and intestine should be emptied.
- It is not proper to start asana as soon as one wakes up from sleep. One should do simple warming up exrcises or soorya Namaskaras before starting the yogasanas.
- There must be fresh Air, light, flat floor and a clean mat to practice yogasana
- Discipline, faith and continuous practice are necessary qualities of a yoga student.
- After completing Yogasana one must lie down in shavasana
- Asanas should not be practiced when one is tired.
- Asanas should be practiced under expert supervision of a teacher, whose guidance should be followed sincerely.