As the world fights against the Covid pandemic, Yoga remains A ray of hope: PM Modi

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic loss of human life worldwide and presents an unprecedented challenge to public health, food systems and the world of work. The pandemic has made us understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and also made us understand the importance of taking yoga and meditations in our daily routine. Nowadays people working from home are getting enough time to look into their leisure time activities and are taking proper health care to keep away Covid.

The benefits of yoga and exercise for good cognitive health have already been shown in many recent studies. It does not only reduce the risk of developing various physical diseases but also improves the immunity system and helps us to stay fit.

India, along with the world, is celebrating International Yoga Day on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the occasion where he said that yoga has emerged as a ray of hope in fight against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).The Prime Minister also launched a mYoga app that will be available worldwide. “In collaboration with WHO, India has taken another important step. We will be launching the mYoga app which will have yoga training videos in different languages for people across the world. This will help us achieve our ‘One World, One Health’ motto,” he added.This year, the theme is ‘Yoga For Wellness’. Elaborating on it, PM Modi wrote on Twitter: “The theme this year is ‘Yoga For Wellness’, which focuses on practising Yoga for physical and mental wellbeing.”

Yoga has become an adjunct therapy to improve the quality of life for many individuals. Practicing yoga significantly improved quality of life, as well as mood and fatigue. Yoga also helps improving sleep quality and even enhances spiritual well-being. It also improves social function and reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression.

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