We all know that yoga has become a popular form of exercise these days. Almost everyone next to your door is practicing yoga and discussing its benefits. In fact, media is also widely covering yoga-based events or sessions to help enlighten its audience. Moreover, this has become a form of discipline and is being included in the students’ curriculum to be taught and practiced. So students and even many professionals are asked to deliver a speech on yoga citing its benefits. Some of these can be a good reference point for all the users.
Long and Short Speech on Yoga
Speech – 1
Good Morning All!
As you know that today our Yoga Group Foundation has successfully completed one year, so today’s event has been organized to celebrate this one-year achievement. On this auspicious day, please allow me to heartily congratulate and express words of gratitude to our members of Yoga Group Foundation who worked hard to spread awareness among the masses about the benefit of yoga and helped made available necessary resources to make this one-year session a harbinger of bodily health and mental happiness. Also, I want to thank all the society people who never missed a day and showed enthusiasm to learn this art form and spread the teaching amongst others.
I, Nandini, your host for today’s event and one of the co-founders of this group wish to deliver a short speech on Yoga – the science behind it and forms its essence.
Many of us perform Yoga on a daily basis, but how many actually know about what this art form entails and why it is performed. So it’s basically a method to achieve balance in our bodies, i.e. gaining strength, increasing flexibility and attaining spirituality. Yoga also endorses a non-materialistic way of living. Yoga is more precisely described through the use of the Sanskrit word called “asana” which means the practicing of different types of physical postures or asanas. The yoga postures are an indispensable part of the yoga. Usually, the class begins with normal breathing exercises and then goes on to incorporate gentle asanas followed by more tough ones. The yoga asanas are performed keeping in mind all the body parts as well as combine breathing practices, including guided meditation.
There are different poses for which the instructor guides you throughout; these poses include standing, sitting, back bending, forward bends, upside-down asanas as well as twisting postures. Besides these, there are other different types of yoga that are specially tailored to suit the different needs of people. For instance, there is Hatha Yoga, which is the most practiced form and deals with breathing exercises and bodily postures. Then there are two other types of yoga, i.e. Karma and Bhakti Yoga, which are advised to people who are looking to gain spiritual experience in life.
This is an art form known to humanity from thousands of years whose history can be traced back to 3,000 BC. Since then, it is being practiced by various spiritual gurus and in contemporary times, yoga is being looked up as a disciplinary form itself to be taught in various schools and colleges. The definitive aim of yoga is to help a person rise above the self and gain a sublime experience. Even in Bhagavad-Gita, it is written, “A person is said to have achieved yoga, the union with the Self, when the perfectly disciplined mind gets freedom from all desires, and becomes absorbed in the Self alone.” Though it’s not a religion, it is certainly a mode of living life that works towards attaining a sound mind as well as a healthy body.
So unleash the power of yoga, feel energized and develop a zest of living.
Speech – 2
Hon’ble Principal, Hon’ble Chief Guest, Fellow Teachers and My Lovely Students – Warm Greetings to all!
I, your senior yoga teacher, heartily welcome everyone to today’s weekly event, of which Yoga is a major highlight. To begin with, I would like to deliver a short speech on Yoga with a view to spreading more awareness about this subject amongst you all.
Workout trends come and go, but literally no other form of exercise is as stable as yoga and it has been around for over a period of 5,000 years now. Yoga helps us way beyond than just burning the calories and toning down our muscles. It’s an all-inclusive workout that focuses on both mind and body. Under yoga training, one performs all kinds of stretching and strengthening poses, including deep breathing, relaxation or meditation.
Currently, over 100 diverse forms of yoga are known, which are rigorous and intense while others are mild and relaxing. There are six different forms of yoga that are well-known today:
- Hatha – The form is mainly related to yoga and combines a sequence of basic movements, including breathing.
- Vinyasa – It includes a sequence of poses that smoothly flow from one to the other.
- Iyengar – It is a type of yoga that makes use of props, such as straps, blocks, and chairs in order to help one move his/her body with the proper alignment.
- Bikram – Also called “hot yoga”, this form includes a sequence of 26 complex poses performed in a heated room that carries a high temperature.
- Power – A more rapid, greater-intensity practice that shapes muscles.
- Ashtanga – A sequence of poses that combines an exceptional breathing technique.
You just name it and you’ll get it! Beautiful, glowing skin; a well-built, flexible body; regulated weight; sound health and a calm mind – the benefits of yoga include all this and so much more. However, more often than not yoga is being seen to be restricted to asanas, i.e. poses. This is the reason why its benefits are only identified at the bodily level and we overlook its enormous benefits that yoga offers in bringing together the body and mind. When both your body and mind are in sync with each other, then life becomes more fulfilling and happier than ever before.
So everyone must practice yoga and make it a part of daily routine in order to get a strong, flexible and supple body. Its regular practice helps improve your body posture while you walk, sit or sleep. This will in turn also help you relieve your body pain owing to inappropriate postures.
Yoga, when combined with meditation, has the power to better your intuitive skills so that you can quickly ascertain what is required to be done, when it is to be done and how in order to gain positive results. This does work wonders and you can experience the change yourself only when you practice it without fail.
Remember yoga is a never-ending process. The deeper you delve into it, the more fruitful will be the results. That’s all I can say.
Now, let me call on stage our hon’ble chief guest to say a few words.
Speech – 3
Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen!
I heartily welcome all of you to our yoga auditorium and today is a very special day for our “Stay Fit Organization” because our organization has completed five years of success in motivating people for staying fit through yoga. As a manager of this organization, I am feeling highly privileged for hosting this event. As our organization is all about yoga and fitness, so in this context, I would like to say a few words about yoga and it may help the newcomers to get motivated for staying fit.
First of all, it is very important to understand that what is yoga? It is the union between body and mind or we can say that it is a way to create a balance between mind and body. Yoga was said to be originated in India and therefore, it is known as “Yog” all around the world. Today, the knowledge and practice of yoga are getting disseminated all around the world and which is a very good thing. In yoga, we get to learn about many-body postures or poses for keeping ourselves fit such as sitting, standing, forward bending, backward bending, upside-down postures, etc. There are uncountable poses in yoga.
Many poses are required flexibility such as plow pose, pigeon pose, upward bow pose, fish pose, etc; and many people do not have enough flexibility in their bodies, so there are many other poses which do not require high flexibility such as the perfect pose, mountain pose, chair pose, triangle pose, etc. As there are uncountable poses, so there are uncountable benefits of practicing yoga also. Benefits defer from one pose to another. Practicing yoga is absolutely worthy and it has the potential to cure many diseases like respiratory problems, abdominal problems, diseases related to the nervous system, etc. It helps in relieving negativity and toxins from our body. It helps in reducing stress levels and increasing awareness. Especially for children, it helps in building concentration power and focus. It can be said that it is the best medicine for curing respiratory problems and also works best for abdominal diseases like stomach aches and infections. It also helps in enhancing personality because automatically, if a person is disease-free then he or she will look good and healthy.
After getting aware of all these benefits, I hope that many among you people are willing to pursue yoga for living a healthy life because we all know that health is wealth.
As this is a special day for our organization so, today our organization is giving a free trial session of three days to all the people who are interested in yoga. I am assuring you that it is going to change your life because I have experienced it by myself. Yoga is the best path for staying healthy and maintaining body balance.
On this note, I would like to end my speech and extend special thanks to our management community for organizing such an inspiring event and of course to the people for joining us and making this event successful.
I wish you all a great day ahead!
Speech – 4
Good Morning Respected Principal, Respected Teachers, and My Dear Friends!
As we all know that today is June 21, 2017, and this date is declared as “International Yoga Day” by the “United Nations General Assembly”. This date was proposed by our honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. It is said that on this day, the first yogi (Adi Guru) begun imparting the knowledge of yoga to the rest of mankind and became the first yoga guru.
As a head girl of this school, I would like to grab this opportunity to say a few words on highlighting the importance and benefits of yoga. I hope it may help you in understanding about yoga as an essential part of our daily life.
Many people wonder what is yoga and how it can help in maintaining physical and mental stability? Yoga is a process for the union of body and mind or we can say that it is a process of maintaining stability between body and mind. In the ancient period, yoga was a way of attaining enlightenment. In today’s world of high technology and hectic life, yoga is playing an important role in maintaining fitness and mental stability in our body and mind. It consists of various poses and postures of the body and in the Sanskrit language, we call it “asanas”. Some poses or asanas are complicated and therefore they need proper implications but some of them are very simple and can be practiced on our own. Many people choose to join yoga classes but some people who are not comfortable in classes, so they could buy yoga DVDs that are available in markets.
The formation of different kinds of yoga has been done to reach solutions to different problems of people. Many people practice yoga on a daily basis and hence they know the effects and positive changes that occur in their body and life due to yoga. There could be no instant effect but if it is practiced on a daily basis then the results could seem. Yoga should become an integral part of our life just like sleeping and eating.
The benefits of yoga are infinite and it has the potential to cure many diseases. Many people are practicing yoga in today’s world to remain healthy. For aged people who cannot do intensive exercises, yoga proves to be the best choice for them. In yoga, we practice postures on the basis of its difficulty. We should start with a simple pose and then pursue a difficult one.
Many people and even small kids have respiratory problems these days due to air pollution and lack of fresh air. In yoga, there are many poses and exercises that have the potential to cure respiratory problems. But not only respiratory but also it helps in curing many other diseases related to our nervous system, abdominal problems, joint problems, etc. For instance, “bending poses” is done for strengthening joints and muscles, “balancing poses” are done for strengthening arms and legs, “seated yoga poses” are done for flexibility and relieving mental stress, “supine yoga poses” are done for flexibility and there are many other different kinds of poses.
On this note, I would like to conclude my speech and I request our honorable yoga guru for starting Yoga Day. Now you may collect your yoga mats.