Anaapana - Meditation Training Programme (MITRA) by the Education Department
The Principal, Vice Principal and the Secondary Staff of St. Xavier's Boys' Academy attended the Anaapana Meditation Training programme organised by the Education Department in batches on 7th, 8th and 9th of March 2022 from 1.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. at N.M. Joshi Municipal School – Parel.
The objective of the training programme was to create an awareness of the importance of breathing leading to meditation in our stress filled life. The Anaapana equips teachers and school authorities with the skill to manage and assist our children in facing their academic and personal behavioral challenges more effectively.
Through a video presentation they highlighted the advantages of practising meditation. Positive experiences were shared by some students..eg. the students mentioned they were able to focus on their studies better, stay calm during a crisis and manage their stress or anger better through this meditation.
In the next 70 minutes participants were expected to spend time in meditation in complete stillness and silence guided by an audio CD. This session however was not conducted very effectively since the audio guidance was not very clear and audible.
At SXBA we have always had prayer, reflection and meditation as an integral and important part of our students formation and holistic development. This training programme reiterated the importance of everyday meditation especially during these post covid times.