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International Yoga Day: Experts Explain The Importance Of Practising Yoga And Living A Healthy Lifestyle


International Yoga Day: Experts Explain The Importance Of Practicing Yoga And Living A Healthy LifestyleYoga trainer Susheel Jain and Yoga expert Deepika Mehta explains the benefits of practicing Yoga on International Yoga Day

New Delhi: As India marks the 7th International Yoga Day with the theme “Yoga for well-being” that highlights the importance of practicing yoga, Banega Swasth India team speaks to experts – Yoga trainer Susheel Jain and Yoga expert Deepika Mehta to know all about the benefits of practicing Yoga for a healthy lifestyle.

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Explaining the three basic breathing exercises that one can do every day at home to improve their respiratory health, Yoga trainer Susheel Jain said,

One can practice, abdominal breathing exercise, wherein you practice simple inhale and exhale. Do it for 5 minutes daily. Second exercise is Anulom Vilom pranayama or alternate nostril breathing, which involves holding one nostril closed while inhaling, then holding the other nostril closed while exhaling. The process is reversed and repeated. One should do it 8-10 times for about 3-5 minutes. Lastly, there is Bhramari Pranayama also known as Humming Bee Breath, in this asana, one simply inhale and then while exhaling make a humming sound.

Talking about who all can perform these basic three asanas and the precautions one need to take, Susheel Jain added,

Anyone can perform these three asanas, the key is to do it very slowly.

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Explaining the benefits of Yoga, Yoga expert Deepika Mehta said,

There is something amazing about Yoga. Yoga doesn’t need any equipment, nor it requires one to go to a gym, it just require one simple corner and a mat and you can do so much. It just works using your own body. More importantly, Yoga help improves your immunity and respiratory systems. It’s also proven by science that it has incredible benefits in case of anxiety, depression or stress. Yoga helps calm your mind.

Further explaining how Yoga helps, Ms Mehta added,

Yoga help stimulates good chemicals in the body like Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), which is a chemical in the brain that helps in slow down excessive thinking. It also produces serotonin, dopamine, endorphins, basically all the happy hormones, which make you feel good.

Highlighting some of the basic asanas that one can do sitting at home and improve their breathing, Deepika Mehta added,

Start with basic breathing exercises like abdominal breathing or simply breathing to your belly, in which you simply practice inhale and exhale. You can start this exercise by sitting in any posture, you can do this 10 times a day. For people who are stressed out or have problem sleeping, this has proven to be very beneficial. The one pranayama that which has caught a lot of attention for helping people all over the world in COVID-19 is called Bhramari Pranayama because it produces nitric oxide and helps reduce the symptoms of COVID-19. It is simply an inhale/exhale exercise, but in this, after inhalation, one exhale out with a humming sound.

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Signing off with a special Yoga Day message, Ms Mehta said,

Celebrate everyday as Yoga day. COVID-19 pandemic has shown everyone how important our health really is, so one really needs to make health the top most priority. Spend just 10 minutes on breathing exercise daily, pay attention to what you are eating, avoid processed food. Take simple home cooked meals, they are the best. Cut down on your screen time, and lastly spend some time daily in the sun. If you will do these simple things, you will see the positive effects.

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World

18,04,04,605Cases

5,83,73,106Active

11,81,22,090Recovered

39,09,409Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 194 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 18,04,04,605 and 39,09,409 have died; 5,83,73,106 are active cases and 11,81,22,090 have recovered as on June 26, 2021 at 3:48 am.

India

3,01,83,143 48,698Cases

5,95,56517,303Active

2,91,93,085 64,818Recovered

3,94,493 1,183Deaths

In India, there are 3,01,83,143 confirmed cases including 3,94,493 deaths. The number of active cases is 5,95,565 and 2,91,93,085 have recovered as on June 26, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

60,17,035 9,604

1,23,866 1,045

57,72,799 10,138

1,20,370 511

Kerala

28,65,871 11,546

1,00,680 372

27,52,492 11,056

12,699 118

Karnataka

28,26,754 3,310

1,07,218 3,328

26,84,997 6,524

34,539 114

Tamil Nadu

24,55,332 5,755

47,318 2,527

23,75,963 8,132

32,051 150

Andhra Pradesh

18,71,475 4,458

47,790 1,893

18,11,157 6,313

12,528 38

Uttar Pradesh

17,05,220 206

3,423 129

16,79,416 320

22,381 15

West Bengal

14,91,219 1,933

22,231 77

14,51,437 1,975

17,551 35

Delhi

14,33,590 115

1,680 87

14,06,958 198

24,952 4

Chhattisgarh

9,92,684 293

6,889 425

9,72,372 710

13,423 8

Rajasthan

9,51,826 131

1,873 146

9,41,048 277

8,905

Odisha

8,93,508 2,912

29,565 772

8,60,142 3,644

3,801 40

Gujarat

8,23,010 123

4,116 311

8,08,849 431

10,045 3

Madhya Pradesh

7,89,611 50

1,110 170

7,79,630 198

8,871 22

Haryana

7,68,142 140

1,927 63

7,56,864 185

9,351 18

Bihar

7,20,924 207

2,397 161

7,08,951 365

9,576 3

Telangana

6,18,837 1,061

15,524 506

5,99,695 1,556

3,618 11

Punjab

5,94,279 338

4,832 442

5,73,491 768

15,956 12

Assam

4,96,481 2,793

29,804 1,210

4,62,307 3,977

4,370 26

Jharkhand

3,45,161 133

1,184 40

3,38,870 172

5,107 1

Uttarakhand

3,39,373 128

2,627 112

3,29,663 231

7,083 9

Jammu And Kashmir

3,13,974 498

6,157 380

3,03,526 871

4,291 7

Himachal Pradesh

2,01,363 153

1,956 167

1,95,942 318

3,465 2

Goa

1,65,648 222

2,667 60

1,59,954 277

3,027 5

Puducherry

1,16,186 261

2,970 107

1,11,477 363

1,739 5

Manipur

66,756 585

5,668 3,506

59,995 4,083

1,093 8

Tripura

64,159 291

3,726 102

59,768 390

665 3

Chandigarh

61,581 39

241 6

60,533 45

807

Meghalaya

47,480 602

4,665 241

42,001 354

814 7

Arunachal Pradesh

34,480 266

2,523 42

31,792 305

165 3

Nagaland

24,759 130

1,508 1

22,770 129

481 2

Ladakh

19,920 17

293 21

19,425 38

202

Sikkim

19,811 130

2,255 27

17,257 156

299 1

Mizoram

19,091 232

4,448 7

14,554 238

89 1

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,530 4

52 7

10,474 11

4

Lakshadweep

9,632 31

313 9

9,271 39

48 1

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,441 1

69 30

7,245 31

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