Practicing Yoga During COVID-19
Why Practice Yoga During the COVID-19 Outbreak?
Since limiting face-to-face contact is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19, people around the country (and globe) are staying indoors.
Both exercise and mindfulness meditation have been shown to help reduce feelings of anxiety. Yoga is the perfect solution, as this stress-reduction technique has been shown to:
Increase physical activity
Inspire a healthier diet
Improve sleep quality
Reduce stress levels
Reduce motivation to drink and smoke
Reduce the cortisol, “the stress hormone”
The best part is, there are many styles of yoga, ranging from high-activity to relaxing options. Regardless of your level of experience, you can get started.
Here are what other leading institutions share about how yoga benefits us during the pandemic and beyond.
Yoga can be a powerful tool to deal with the lockdown’s uncertainty and isolation, as well as to maintain physical well-being. During lockdown and in its aftermath, an increasing number of practitioners have turned to online yoga classes to regain balance and strength. It shows the growing importance of yoga to post-COVID-19 wellbeing.
United Nations 6/18/2020
Yoga offers physical and mental health benefits for people of all ages. And, if you’re going through an illness, recovering from surgery or living with a chronic condition, yoga can become an integral part of your treatment and potentially hasten healing.
Addressing the nation on this day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that, "Yoga boosts the immune system of the body. You must include Pranayama in your daily life. Pranayama Yoga or breathing exercises, strengthens our respiratory system. It is more relevant in the current times as it is the respiratory system of the body that is most adversely affected by the COVID-19."