Meditation – report and photos


Studies demonstrate that even with a few minutes a day of meditation, students were able to improve their performance on tests of cognitive skill. They also performed better on information-processing tasks that were designed to induce deadline stress. Meditation also shows that the gray matter concentration increases in areas of the brain involved in learning and memory, regulating emotions, sense of self, and having perspective.
In order to make students, of Orchids The International School, reap benefits of yoga, they were made to practice it for about five minutes daily just at the onset of examinations. All the students were made to meditate for the first five minutes in order to calm their nerves down. They were told that it would help them relax and recall all the concepts they have learnt and as a result, perform better. There was complete silence before the exam and a sense of calm prevails throughout. After the meditation session , the question paper was distributed to them. The meditation sessions not only helped to channelize their thoughts but also inculcated self-discipline in them. This practice is to be continued throughout the academic session, by allotting five minutes daily after the school assembly. The students will meditate every day for enhanced concentration and channelling their energy.