Yogathon 108 Suryanamaskaralu Competition at Rayavaram High School
On the sixth of August 2018 Alluri Srinivasa conducted Yoga-thon 108 Suryanamaskaralu competition at Rayavaram high school.
The competition is very much a famed one, consisting of over 50 schools putting out their best students, resulting in over 500 students competing on the day. In those 500, 50 of the best performing yoga students were selected into the final which will take place in weeks to come. After the finals are complete, the judges are given some time to make a decision on potential winners and runners up etc. The results are released at the ‘Prize Distribution Event,’ which will take place on the Independence Day where the winners and runners are announced and given their respectable prizes.
They began the yoga competition, the aim of the competition is to perform 108 suryanamaskaralu to best of your ability as the music gets increasingly faster as time passes, those who perform with the best form, timing, and precision get the opportunity to compete in the final. All the students got involved and tried to the best of their ability but soon enough, some students out-performed the others. By the end of all 108 suryanamaskaralu, 50 students had been chosen out of the 500 and those 50 will compete against each other in the final to be crowned the potential yoga champion from all 50 schools that competed. Nevertheless, all the students put in their best efforts and have been inspired to work even harder for the next competition, and they should all be proud of themselves for taking part, which is what counts more than anything else.
Guest speakers in this event included the likes of Dr. GSN Reddy, MRO Smt. Sita, HM and many other teachers, all of which are greatly appreciated.
There next was a speech from Alluri Srinivasa regarding the benefits of yoga, meditation and spiritual wellbeing. Yoga is key to one’s health as it allows oneself to gain control of one’s body, this can have great benefits to ones physical health but also mental through the achievement of peace and control in one’s body. It is further essential for students as yoga greatly increases concentration power and memory retaining ability, which is vital for performing well in academia.
The competition began with a yoga performance by the best performing yoga students of the previous competition giving the audience a display of their best and most complex yoga positions, along with music to suit the performance. The audience were thoroughly impressed and the performers should be very proud of their achievement.