INDORE, INDIA, July 31, 2013 (Times of India): Yoga education will be made compulsory in schools of the state from class 1 to V. Addressing a meeting of Madhya Pradesh Yoga Parishad, Chief Minister directed to prepare course for practical and theory for Yoga education. Chouhan said that yoga education should be imparted from childhood so that its foundation is strengthened.
About availability of Yoga teachers, Chouhan said that initially, master trainers should be raised. These trainers will train teachers. Chouhan directed School Education Department to prepare Yoga education course and outlines for teachers' training within a month.
It is noteworthy that Yoga education is being imparted to students of class VI to VIII in the state. Under it, teaching and reading material has been provided for yoga introduction, yogic postures, Surya Namaskar, aasan, pranayam, mudras and meditation. At the meeting, issues pertaining to Yoga education's training and availability of Yoga teachers were also discussed.