The founders of Auroville put a lot of emphasis on physical education and so sports are a very important component for the kids who grow up in Auroville and hence a significant part of the culture here. Physical education has three principal aspects: (1) control and discipline of the functioning of the body, (2) an integral, methodical & harmonious development of all the parts and movements of the body, and (3) correction of any defects and deformities. Well equipped sports facilities are available, some of the popular sports include frisbee, swimming, running, dance, several martial art formats, yoga, taichi, etc.