Modi shares video of yoga asan, says it helps relieve stress

Modi had on Friday urged people to switch off the lights at their homes and light up lamps, candles for nine minutes at 9 pm on April 5 to display the country's "collective resolve" to defeat coronavirus.

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.


“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.

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