National Desk: In context of the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, slowdown in daily activities and restrictions on the movement of people, this year’s observance of International Day of Yoga will aim to highlight the health-building and stress-relieving aspects of Yoga. To facilitate this, the Ministry of AYUSH is organising a trainer-led session which will be telecasted on Doordarshan on 21st June at 6:30 A.M. for people to follow and practice in solidarity.
The trend that has emerged for observation of IDY is to focus on its health- rewards and to do Yoga at home on Yoga Day. The Ministry of AYUSH is supporting this trend by promoting the theme “Yoga at Home, Yoga with Family” in its IDY activities.
Every year, the 21st of June is celebrated worldwide as the International Day of Yoga (IDY). The public has embraced this event in the previous years, adopting it as a celebration of India’s culture and tradition. This year IDY comes in the middle of a health emergency. Hence the observation of IDY has become a search for good health and peace of mind, this time. Of particular importance in these difficult times are the following two proven benefits which the public can gain from Yoga:
(a). Positive impact on general health and immunity enhancement
(b). Its globally accepted role as a stress buster.
The 45-minute Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) is one of the most popular Yoga programmes across the world and has been at the heart of the IDY since the beginning. It was developed by a team of leading Yoga gurus and experts and can be easily practiced at home on a daily basis. Prasar Bharati has initiated the daily telecast of the Common Yoga Protocol on DD Bharati from 08:00 A.M. to 08:30 A.M., from the 11th of June 2020. This programme is available on the AYUSH Ministry’s Social Media handles as well. Prior acquaintance with the Common Yoga Protocol will help the people to be fully prepared and ready for active participation in IDY 2020 and join the world in performing Yoga at their respective homes with their families at 06:30 A.M. on the 21st of June 2020.
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