International Yoga and World Music Day, 2023
Yoga is the union of body, mind, and soul. And when this union merges with music, the effect is transcendental. The students of NPS Koramangala made an attempt to create this atmosphere on International Yoga Day and World Music Day on the 21st of June 2023.
A series of performances, by students across Grades 2 to 12, celebrated these two profound art forms. The result, as desired, was the symphony of life with the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul. The programme began with students of Grade 11 performing a routine of Ashtanga Yoga to the tranquil notes of a shloka recital. A classical song integrating the nine ragas, and a vibrant Tamil folk song set to the contemporary music rocked the body and stirred the minds.
The primary students with their rubber-like physiques, amazed the audience by exhibiting seemingly bone-cracking yogasanas, contortions, and complex formations with ease. The audience surrendered their spirits to the captivating rhythm of two pulsating songs ‘Better When I’m Dancing’ and ‘Bones’. The vibrant energy and contagious enthusiasm of the singers and musicians were mesmerizing. The middle school students showcased a balletic performance embracing the art of yoga, unveiling harmony through the various poses. Anchored by Misti Suvarna of Grade 12 and Ranya Bahirwani of Grade 11, the celebration culminated with a short meditation, helping everyone in calming the mind and finding solace.