With the Coronavirus Lockdown, this year’s theme of the International Yoga Day 2020 was “Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home”. With the COVID-19 outbreak, cyclones, locust swarms , fire outbreaks the year has had a tough beginning and people are trying to prepare themselves ready to face the challenges.
Yoga is one such way which not only gives you a mental peace but also strengthening the body from inside to fight deadly diseases like the Corona.
Tanuja Kansal – President of Western Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation, connected online with women employees of Western Railway to encourage to practice yoga in their daily lives. The pandemic has clearly shown the utmost importance of immunity and healthy lifestyle which yoga embodies as a whole.
According to a press release issued by WR CPRO Ravinder Bhakar, Kansal shared her thoughts on how practicing yoga in our daily lives benefits us as it helps in increasing muscle strength and toning body, helps in increasing flexibility, improves respiration, energy and vitality, helps in maintaining a healthy metabolism and helps in reducing stress and anxiety in our lives. Due to social distancing measures adopted by most countries, the theme of this year’s International Yoga Day set by United Nations is “Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home”.
She also said, the theme suggests us to practice yoga at home with our friends and family as it is a powerful tool to deal with the stress of uncertainty and isolation as well as to help maintain physical well-being. She further elaborated that yoga helps in not only having a healthy body but also a healthy mind and soul.
Kansal later shared tips to follow for a healthy body and mind, such as, eating a healthy and a balanced diet, spending time with friends and family, drinking 8 glasses of water every day, exercising at least 3 times a week, following a healthy sleep pattern, going for regular checkups from a doctor, avoid eating junk food, avoiding habits like drinking alcohol, drugs, smoking, chewing tobacco,etc., avoiding excess dieting, not skipping meals and not sitting in same position for long hours as these can affect our lifestyle directly. She also expressed hope that following these good practices and yoga will help us to improve our health and fight this battle with deadly Coronavirus Pandemic efficiently.