Why Should Children Learn Yoga? – Sadhguru

Why Should Children Learn Yoga? – Sadhguru


Sadhguru: See everybody can drive a car today but not everybody can hold the car on the road at 200 km/hr. They will fly off because for that you need
lot of understanding of how the machine functions. Similarly, if you function at a rudimentary
level in your life, everybody will eat, sleep, reproduce and die but if you want to raise
a human being to a higher level of function, then there has to be a more profound understanding
and perception of who we are and how we function. So this is what yoga is. If we bring this at an early age, free of
all cultural trappings we can bring it, in such a way that its purely scientific and
logically correct way of doing things, if we bring this across the world into every
child’s life, you will definitely find a more peaceful and joyful adults as they grow up. Why is this important? There is substantial medical and scientific
evidence that only when you’re peaceful and joyful, does your body and mind function at it’s best. If you want to be successful, your body and
your mind should function at it’s best, there’s no question about it. This, at least this much, must happen to every
child. If this has to happen, it is important that
children do not form strong ideas about anything, that their life remains a possibility to explore
their life, throughout their life. The aspect of exploration should remain alive, the aspect of having a certain sense of wonder to everything that we see, must be there. By believing things, by attaching or identifying
with certain ideologies and philosophies, we become dead sure about everything. When we become dead sure about everything,
if somebody else believes something else, then clashes will happen. The fundamental aspect of education is to
expand our horizons. Unfortunately, its just working the reverse way simply because we are putting set ideas into children’s minds. So yoga will undo that dimension, that it will not allow a human mind to become established in that way. This means, what this fundamentally means is, the nature of existence is uncertainty. In this uncertainty, you are trying to create
a false sense of certainty. Either you simply falsely believe that this
ocean is going to be always calm like this and I am going to sail over this or you learn to navigate through a violent, un…you know, unpredictable ocean, you learn to navigate through that. Either you’re equipped for it or you’re not. So yoga is that aspect which clearly celebrates
the uncertainties of life. We are not trying to create a certainty, we are just trying to equip ourselves to handle uncertainty.