Yoga became a reason for mental and physical health during COVID: PM
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the nation on the occasion of International Yoga Day and highlighted how Yoga kept people strong both physically and mentally during the coronavirus pandemic.
Yoga shows us the way from stress to strength and from negativity to creativity. Yoga takes us from depression to ecstasy and from ecstasy to prasad," said PM Modi. "If there are threats to humanity, Yoga often gives us a way of holistic health. Yoga also gives us a happier way of life. I am sure, Yoga will continue playing its preventive, as well as promotive role in healthcare of masses," he added.
Yoga also helps in healing process and today even medical science emphasizes on the healing process, besides medical treatment. "Doctors have used Yoga as an armour to treat patients. There are pictures of hospitals, with doctors, nurses teaching yoga performing breathing exercises like Anulom Vilom Prāṇāyāma. International experts have said that these exercises strengthen the breathing system," he said.
"Today, when the whole world is fighting the corona pandemic, yoga remains a ray of hope. Even though major public events have not been organised in countries around the world and in India for two years, the enthusiasm for Yoga Day has not diminished," says PM Modi.