Yoga and Meditation

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Yoga and Meditation

Teachers and students throughout Pillai HOC College of Engineering and Technology are turning to yoga, meditation and other methods of mindfulness to enhance their classroom alertness and ward off stress. Yoga and Meditation at PHCET enable students to handle the stress, develop a positive approach and ease anxiety and tension (such as pre-test or performance jitters) and be more attentive and responsive in class. Yoga and meditation help students to improve focus and develop lifelong awareness of their physical and emotional health.


  • To be inspired to focus on his / her own health and wellness
  • To integrate moral values
  • To have opportunities for beneficial motor breaks throughout the day.
  • To develop the ability to tie-in the concepts learned to daily life in and out of the classroom.
  • To enhance focus, concentration, comprehension and memory.
  • To enhance confidence and self-esteem
  • To have opportunities for reflection, patience and insight, reducing impulsivity and reactivity.

The Yoga Meditation Club meets every Saturday for two hours to discuss the activities and feedback. PHCET conducts meditation session that is mandatory for the students. Students meditate for ten to fifteen minutes in one hour class that helps them to relax and improve concentration. The response from the students has been overwhelmingly positive. It is observed that practicing yoga decreases stress and anxiety, increases attention, improves interpersonal relationships and strengthens compassion among students. It promises a more relaxed, comfortable state of being – the perfect state for teaching and learning. Meditation in the classroom enables the teacher to manage their own reactions and responses. A moment’s pause ushers in compassion and optimism, important for an overall well-being. Students at PHCET are taught to practice meditation regularly.