PM Modi shares video of yoga asana amid lockdown, says it helps relieve stress
In a bid to encourage people to stay fit during lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday shared a video of a yoga asan which he practices.
"Whenever I get time, I practice Yoga Nidra once or twice a week," he wrote on Twitter.
Yoga nidra is known for relieving stress.
"It furthers overall well-being, relaxes the mind, reduces stress and anxiety," he wrote.
He shareda video each in English and Hindi.
जब भी समय मिलता है, मैं हफ्ते में 1-2 बार योग निद्रा का अभ्यास करता हूं।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 31, 2020
ये शरीर को स्वस्थ और मन को प्रसन्न रखता है, साथ ही तनाव और चिंता को कम करता है। इंटरनेट पर आपको योग निद्रा के कई वीडियो मिलेंगे। अंग्रेजी और हिन्दी में 1-1 वीडियो साझा कर रहा हूं। https://t.co/K8RvVMW76K
According to details available on various websites, yoga nidra helps relieve stress.
Responding to a question during Mann ki Baat on Sunday on how he is keeping fit during the lockdown, he had said he would post the videos.
"But do remember, that I am not a fitness expert, I am also not a yoga teacher. I am merely a practitioner," he had said.
"... some yoga asanas have greatly benefited me. It's possible that some of these tips might help you too during the lockdown," he said on Sunday.
A nationwide 21-day lockdown was enforced on March 24 to check the spread of coronavirus as social distancing is possibly the only way to prevent people from infecting the deadly virus.