Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2017)
Yoga in educational venture: A way towards holistic development
Author(s): Chandan Adhikary, Sanchita Dasgupta
Abstract: Education in its broadest sense is a sort of enlightenment within and without. In fact the aim of education is an all-round and holistic development of an individual. The concept of holistic development ensures the development of the three domains, e.g. cognitive, affective and psychomotor. In fact a well-balanced personality is the consequence of proper and proportionate development of these three domains. Yoga has long been attempting to focus on holistic development of personality. It is the quality of comprehensiveness that enables Yoga to accelerate and enrich the teaching-learning process. Though purely spiritual in origin, Yoga has conquered all boundaries by virtue of its brilliant approach in the modification of human life. Unfortunately, we have become the part of an education system where education ceases to be the means of enlightenment of mind and soul, rather solely becomes the medium of gathering information. As a result a queer spiritual vacuity is gradually corroding the human existence. This crisis can best be combated through the practice of Yoga. This cannot be done until Yoga is formally included in the curriculum. In this investigation we are to explore actually the role of Yoga as a means of holistic development of an individual.