Yoga along with meditation is no longer left only as the attribute of the Yogis who move to forests or mountains to attain the highest level of living. The combination of these 2 practices which are actually interlinked has proved immensely beneficial for ages. Needless to say, it has gained even more significance since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the year 2020.
Yoga, COVID, and the say of United Nations
Humanity has not only faced a physical crisis due to the plight of Covid-19 but has also undergone serious impacts on mental health. Many of us are left with psychological suffering, depression, and anxiety while dealing with the pandemic-necessitated restrictions and loss.
What has happened cannot be changed, but the repercussions can be tackled efficiently. So let us look at the path ahead, a path that highlights the importance of Yoga towards holistic wellness. Practicing yoga to combat all the negative circumstances arisen due to the pandemic, and enhance overall living is the need of the hour. The role of yoga in the well-being of a man is so universal, that every year 21st June is marked as ‘International Day of Yoga’ by the United Nations since its inclusion in the year 2015.
The United Nations explains on its website how yoga is a tool to promote both physical and mental health. It reads,
"A growing trend of people around the world embracing Yoga to stay healthy and rejuvenated and to fight social isolation and depression has been witnessed during the pandemic. Yoga is also playing a significant role in the psycho-social care and rehabilitation of Covid-19 patients in quarantine and isolation. It is particularly helpful in allaying their fears and anxiety,"
International Day of Yoga is celebrated worldwide based on the themes stated by the UN. This year, the theme of International Yoga Day 2021 is “Yoga for well-being.” This theme is relevant in today's time, as the world is still reeling from the major turbulence of the Coronavirus pandemic.
A sound mind makes a healthy body
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Listing below 2 out of several aspects that yoga does wonders for-
1. Feminine health
A female body is uniquely wired. The mental pressure directly affects the hormone system resulting in a surge in lifestyle disorders like PCOS/PCOD, Amenorrhea, Menorrhagia, Dysmenorrhea, Endometriosis, Infertility, Adenomyosis, Uterine Fibroids, etc.
Did you know? In India, every 3rd girl suffers from PCOS.
Making a habit of practicing yoga has proven to bring a significant difference in maintaining harmony in a female’s body. Anjali Seernani - Founder of Aum Shanti Yoga, a renowned Yoga instructor from Mumbai has crafted unique sets of asanas for women suffering from different feminine problems. Read about every asana and its benefits in one of the previous blogs- https://www.thenthsense.com/post/aid-the-treatment-of-endometriosis-adenomyosis-and-uterine-fibroids-throughyoga-asanas
2. Corporate/work-from-home lifestyle.
Office yoga is the need of the hour! And this not at all means that you need to carry your yoga mats to the office. There are simple practices that you can easily perform right on your chair.
Did you know?
According to WHO 60- 85% of the global population does not engage in enough physical activity, and this number, of course, must have risen in these unexpected times. Studies also state that sitting all the time has become a habit –an addiction whose consequences are certainly harmful. To name a few- Obesity, cardiovascular problems, diabetes, dementia, musculoskeletal degeneration, etc.
Though there are advanced yogic practices to cure these ailments, bringing some movements to your routine may help avoid reaching these extreme stages.
As our Yoga Instructor, Ms. Anjali Seernani is known for her uniquely crafted sets of asanas, here is another blog from her that will become your office (desk-job) partner-
Today, yoga research is escalating swiftly while giving us a number of ways to curb the tiniest problem like a minor backache to the deadliest disease like cancer. Thus, incorporating yoga into our routine needs no excuse.
Remember, ‘Yoga is not about touching the toes, it is about what you learn on the way down.
Be Yoga Ready!