The boys of the Bosco Boys Home, Borivali were introduced to Mallakhamb, a traditional Indian sport as a way to stay fit and healthy on October 21. It is a sport, in which a gymnast performs aerial yoga postures and wrestling grips in concert with a vertical stationary or hanging wooden pole, cane, or hanging rope. The word Mallakhamb itself refers to the pole used in the sport.
While explaining to the boys the importance of this sport, Moreshwar Ingole, the Maalakhamb instructor said, “This is the only sport that provides optimum exercise to the entire body in the least possible time. Besides giving perfect shape and form to the body, it also gives remarkable control over the limbs. Due to continuous twisting and turning, the whole body gets messaged and every cell is rejuvenated. External muscles are developed and the efficiency of internal systems is also increased. It also makes use of a number of yogic postures and helps to have a control over the breadth, the functioning of the brain and other faculties like memory, concentration and co-ordination are also well developed. It will you to have better mental and physical attributes like flexibility, focus and balance. Through Malkhamb one can control both mind and body.”
The session was planned for every Saturdays and Sundays for two hours, in which the boys would be introduced to basics ofMalkhamb. The focus of this initiative was to make the boys healthy and also to inculcate in them the habit of doing regular exercises.
“I really enjoyed the exercises. First I thought it will be difficult to climb on the rope but then after three rounds it was a cake walk for me.” shared Aryan Yadav one of the boy.