This year International Yoga day came during the Corona pandemic due to which social gathering is not possible, however, we can practice yoga at home effectively even within the confines of our homes.
The theme of this year’s Yoga International Day 2020 is “Yoga at home and Yoga with family”.
Yoga promotes family bonding as children, youngsters, elders in the family come together to practice yoga and there is a flow of positive energy in the home.
The theme highlights that the yoga is a powerful tool to deal with anxiety, uncertainty and isolation and can help to maintain physical, emotional and mental well being.
Yoga, along with meditation, is a holistic exercise to heal mind, body and soul. When yoga can bring inner peace, then it can rightly bring the world peace too. Yoga had emerged as a force for unity and did not discriminate as it goes beyond race, colour, gender, faith and nations.
Practicing yoga regularly helps
•decrease stress and tension,
•improves flexibility and balance,
•strengthens core strength,
•reduces risk of heart diseases,
•helps fight depression,
•promotes sleep quality and
The power of meditation with yoga is unparalleled as it
•increases self awareness,
•reduces negative emotions and
At this time of Corona virus pandemic, the world needs yoga more than ever for boosting immunity. As we know if our immunity is strong, we can easily defeat this disease. For boosting immunity, there are several techniques in yoga, various asanas are there.
In covid-19 respiratory system is specifically attacked. So we can strengthen our respiratory system by doing ‘pranayama’ .
Yoga enhances our quest for a healthier planet. It has emerged as a force for unity and deepens the bonds of humanity. It does not discriminate. It goes beyond race, colour, gender, faith and nations. Anybody can embrace yoga.
If we can fine-tune our chords of health and hope, the day is not far when the world will witness the success of a healthy and happy humanity. Yoga can definitely help us make this happen.
Remember we are not fighting the virus alone but also the fears associated with it. So yoga is the best tool and defence to guide us through this haze of uncertain and unpredictable time with ease and comfort.