In a bid to encourage people to stay fit during lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (March 31) shared a video of a yoga asan which he practices.
Taking to Twitter, he said, “Whenever I get time, I practice Yoga Nidra once or twice a week.” Yoga nidra is known for relieving stress.
Whenever I get time, I practice Yoga Nidra once or twice a week.
It furthers overall well-being, relaxes the mind, reduces stress and anxiety. You will find many videos of Yoga Nidra on the net. I’m sharing a video each in English and Hindi. https://t.co/oLCz3Idnro
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 31, 2020
“It furthers overall well-being, relaxes the mind, reduces stress and anxiety,” he wrote. He shared a video each in English and Hindi.
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. Its 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.