Yoga and Meditation
In the yogic context, meditation or dhyana is defined more
specifically as a state of pure consciousness. The last three
limbs—dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), and samadhi
(ecstacy)—are inextricably linked and collectively referred to as
samyama, the inner practice, or subtle discipline, of the yogic path.
Yogic Meditation is the disciplining of the mind until it becomes
still. Although it is not something you can learn to do in a day, the
feeling of well-being and peace it creates is worth the time and
commitment required. Meditation, the preeminent classical means
of strengthening the soul, opening the heart, entering the spirit,
and serving the mankind.
Yoga & Meditation at SAI Interntional School is holistic in that it not
only deals systematically with all levels, but also involves a broad
range of practices, including meditation, contemplation, prayer, and
mantra, as well as the preparatory practices leading up to these.
Yoga & Meditation also explores all of the levels of reality and selfconstruction,
including the gross (vaishvanara), subtle (taijasa),
causal (prajna), and the absolute (turiya), as reflected in OM
Mantra.Finally, Yoga & Meditation leads one to the direct
experience of the absolute, pure, eternal center of consciousness.
There are four approaches to attaining the purpose of life: the
school of prayer, the school of contemplation, the school of
meditation, and that of selfless action. At SAI we systematically
explain these schools so that the child understand the differences
between them and, according to their own choice and capacity,
they can follow one of the schools and finally attain the goal of life.
Rhythm both in and out of the
classroom, promotes physical wellbeing
and social understanding and
helps us to build bridges within local
and global communities.
Music is the
universal language of mankind which
expresses emotions through the
medium of sound.
Our belief is that
music as a part of the school
curriculum can help build skills of
coordination and creativity. Rhythm in
music and dance initiates rhythm in a
student's life. Music and dance
nurtures the human spirit, promotes
personal development and is central to
the learning and the creative process.