Relevance of yoga in combating deadly virus

Observing the International Yoga Day on June 21. Yoga has become a holistic therapy, especially in combating coronavirus.

Relevance of yoga in combating deadly virus

The world observed International Yoga Day on June 21; India is no different. A resolution was passed in the UN General Assembly to celebrate June 21 as the International Yoga Day following the introduction by Ashok Kumar Mukerji, an Indian Ambassador in the UN. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has announced the launch of M-Yoga, a mobile application that will be available online. The initiative is said to have popped up in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). The application will encompass yoga training videos with narration in various language for all people in the country.

Practice of yoga originated in the early stage of civilization. Today, as the world combats the most deadly virus- Covid-19, the practice of yoga has become more than a necessity. It has continued to impose challenges on the health system.Yoga was a notified remedy to address mental and physical stress. Yoga and exercises formed part of the treatment for Covid-19.