How To Inspire Children For Yoga? – Sadhguru

How To Inspire Children For Yoga? – Sadhguru


That’s good in line with the yoga
question I remember for last year we concentrated on children so my question
is what types of yoga can children do and what are the benefits the specific
benefits and how to inspire them how to inspire the kids the children do yoga not just last year even for this yoga
day our focus is on children and on soldiers in the country I don’t know in
the last 1 year how many soldiers in the country have died I don’t have
statistics but in the year 2015 over 18,000 children did not die they
committed suicide and over 7,000 of them were below 13 years of age there is no
greater disaster in a society when our children start committing suicide we are
doing something fundamentally wrong something very fundamentally wrong I
don’t know if there are similar statistics in other countries but there
is some statistic how bad it is may depend from society to society nation to
nation it may be different but in all these countries where they are striving
from poverty towards affluence unfortunately this is happening in India
one of the main reasons why it’s happening is because in India passing
mark is 90 and another reason why over 15 are
committing suicide is because they getting romantically involved there in
Lao so they kill themselves there are two reasons main thing is because of
examinations next thing is love affairs are killing a lot so we focused on
children last year and I think we touched a little over thirty five
thousand schools across the country teaching them a simple
wait wait wait the problem is much bigger 35,000 schools in this country is
a still a drop we taught them what is called as oppa yoga which is very easy
to transmit something that’s easy to transmit and easy to practice is
important when it comes to children one thing is the numbers are big so it must
be very simple if it is complex system of yoga if it’s highly sophisticated
system of yoga the delivery will be minimal because delivering very complex
systems of yoga which are transformative but if we do not deliver them properly
it could be very damaging it can cause much damage so the simplest form of yoga
which is called as oppa yoga the idea is one thing is to bring a chemical balance
in the child so that see essentially suicides are happening because emotional you know big waves of emotion
happen and at that moment it feels like it’s better to die many times in many
people’s lives they might have felt like this but it passed
you didn’t take action yes or no many moments when something really went wrong
and you were emotionally upset you feel like I must kill myself but no action it
past that moment past after that of course you want to live but
unfortunately for some people their emotions are slow so much at that moment
they actually took action and unfortunately they are also efficient
nobody knows the statistics of attempted suicides in India nobody will tell
anybody I attempted suicide because only recently this law was unpeeled
otherwise rather repealed otherwise in India it’s a crime to attempted suicide
means you can get seven years in prison I am saying someone attempted suicide
means he needs compassion not punishment he needs tenderness and care not
punishment but attempted suicide I had seven years imprisonment only now a few
months ago it was taken off this does not mean you can attempt
so with children this is not a joke this is an unfortunate reality very
unfortunate reality that little children who must be bubbling with life think of
taking away their own life is unimaginable isn’t it so the most
important thing that needs to happen is we need to reform recreate our education
system but that is not one day’s job that needs dedicated people by bringing
in a new system is not going to work the people who conduct the system must have
now for what they’re doing teaching or handling of children cannot and should
not be done in a professional way a teacher a doctor a guru a spiritual
trance one who transmits spiritual process they must do what they’re doing
because of the commitment and dedication and the love that we have for the people
around you it can’t be done professionally but there are millions of
teachers how to get them to that state that’s a long way off so the simple
thing we can do is equip the children to be able to survive the teachers in the
system that they have sufficient balance they
can handle the madness of our so-called education systems because it’s quite
inhuman it’s not UN human because it’s difficult it’s inhuman
because of the way it’s conducted I think it’s too bloody easy it must be
made much more difficult children must learn to stretch themselves beyond their
limits but it’s the way it is done who is doing it is the question when someone
is joyful you can stretch them as much as you want and they are fine when you
don’t know how to keep them joyful if you stretch them they will break yes or
no so one thing is to bring yoga so that children are equipped to handle this
what type of yoga a simple form as simple as possible so that it’s easily
transmitted without distortion and they’re able to practice in a very
simple way and if they deviate 1020 percent
there is absolutely no harm because if you teach highly sophisticated yoga
above all the skeletal system is growing up without knowing what is what I see
all kinds of asanas are being taught in the schools to the children when your
skeletal system is still growing up if you do certain type of asanas your
skeletal system can get twisted out so till you become 14 years of age there
are certain aspects of yoga that you should not do because that is designed
for adults there are certain types of yoga that girl children should not do
because of the nature of their biology but without any of these things common
prescriptions are being done to everybody so this is very carefully
calibrated system of yoga which helps in the development of the child
physiologically and psychologically overall it is focused towards bringing a
certain level of emotional balance this will not just avoid a disaster of
suicide believe me for most human beings whatever intelligence they have whatever
competence they have whatever capabilities they have only a small
percentage of that finds expression because they are not emotionally totally
balanced they always fear unhappiness misery disappointment depression may
take them over so they will only go at that pace because there is no balance
from anything to anything from the simplest thing to the greatest things we
do even if you have to ride a bicycle if you have no balance you go like this you
can’t look here you can’t look here but if you have balance you can leave your
hands look at everybody do the mischief everything you can do because you have
balance isn’t it same goes with life if you have balance at a time you can do
many things otherwise you don’t have balance you’re doing one thing you can’t
do another thing so this is the most fundamental thing that needs to happen
at an early age to everybody that you bring them to a certain sense of
psychological balance and emotional balance that they won’t slosh you create
a chemistry of balance if this happens they will get to explore
their intelligence their competence and their genius in many different ways if
this one thing doesn’t happen you will see even if there is an enormous
capability it goes unexplored for fear of suffering this is true with 85%
of humanity that they do not explore the full depth and dimension of their
competence simply because they are not emotionally balanced and this is equally
important for the soldiers they must be emotionally balanced so this year we are
focusing on children and soldiers