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Let’s Commit to Restoring Health and Wellbeing by Prof. Dr. Kshetra Madhab Da

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News Desk, News Nation 360 : As everyone is continuing to reel under the impact of the pandemic, stress and anxiety among patients and the ones who are trying hard to escape the clutches of the virus have increased manifold. The disease and the Covid-induced isolation affecting patients' physical health taking a toll on their emotional health. And now, with a third wave expected soon the only option everyone is left with is to put health before everything else. So how to do that? Yoga can be very instrumental in bringing back body balance and improving people's overall wellbeing even after COVID. Many COVID patients experience extreme fatigue, breathlessness, muscle and joint pain for a bit longer than expected, making it difficult to carry out the day-to-day task. Yoga can alleviate these problems and help people recovery better. It can be particularly useful in allaying fears and anxiety. With the International Day of Yoga slated for Monday this year, let’s commit to

restore health and build a better defence against the virus. The theme of this year’s Yoga Day is “Yoga for well-being”, which emphasises its ability to promote the holistic health of every individual. But before that let’s understand the scientific value of yoga for the human body. Yoga has various good sides like it can Improves posture, flexibility and muscle strength, Boosts metabolism, Helps in lowering blood sugar, Increases blood flow and Keep diseases at bay.Yoga is more than just a form of exercise. The word yoga itself means "union" in Sanskrit. Union among all aspects of the life. When live in a state of union, or yoga, there is no separation between the thoughts and the present state. Prof. (Dr.) Kshetra Madhab Das Consultant Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist said to remember, practising yoga helps develop the body and mind, yet is not a substitute for medicine. Yoga is not a panacea or cure all measure. So, Yoga shouldn’t be done alone, rather it should be done as part of regular exercise programme and daily activities. Like everything on Earth, Yoga has some adverse effects and all Aasanas are not recommended for everyone. Persons with pre-existing diseases should always consult doctors before starting Yoga. Let's not make yoga a style statement. Let's make it an integral part of healthy life style.

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Report : Anustup Kundu