Volume : 7, Issue : 6, JUN 2021

YOGIC INTERVENTIONS FOR PSYCHO-PHYSICAL WELL-BEING DURING COVID-19

DR. VASISTHA A. KHODASKAR

Abstract

Health indeed is Wealth. The Corona Virus Pandemic has impacted the best health-care systems world-wide; even as the world grapples with the massive loss of human life causing pain to millions. The Pandemic is no more just a medical health challenge; it has thrown up spiritual and emotional challenges as it is affecting our belief system.

“Prevention is Better than Cure is the mantra”. Since there is no allopathic medicine solution available; people are adopting various measures like social distancing and personal sanitization. There is an urgent need to assist the individuals to take all the preventive measures possible to boost their immunity, improve the respiratory system, and lessen anxiety, stress, and depression. It can be difficult to not feel anxiety and sometimes panic over the coronavirus outbreak, with the onslaught of updates on news and social media.

Yoga has emerged as the perfect tool that an individual can follow to establish physical, mental, and spiritual balance to develop robust health and combat physical and emotional challenges. Yoga offers another path, a fresh perspective with which to deal with events that are beyond our control. The different asana of yoga can help us to prevent COVID-19 by boosting our immune system and managing the stress that one is going through in this time of uncertainty.

This study tries to specifically evaluate the impact of the preventive measures undertaken through Yoga practice. 125 respondents from Amravati Division, Maharashtra were requested to perform yoga daily for 30 days. Significant changes were observed and are mentioned in descriptive detail.

Keywords

CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC, COVID-19, SOCIAL DISTANCING, BOOSTING, IMMUNE SYSTEM, HEALTH, PHYSICAL, MENTAL, SOCIAL MEDIA.

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