World now feeling need for yoga more than ever, it's helping Covid patients defeat disease: Narendra Modi
NEW DELHI: The world is feeling the need for yoga more than ever due to the coronavirus pandemic and the ancient Indian practice is helping a large number of Covid-19 patients across the globe in defeating the disease, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.
The coronavirus specifically attacks the respiratory system and 'pranayama' or breathing exercise helps in strengthening the respiratory system the most, Modi said in his message on the sixth International Day of Yoga.
Modi said yoga has emerged as a force for unity and it does not discriminate as it goes beyond race, colour, gender, faith and nations.
"Yoga enhances our quest for a healthier planet. It has emerged as a force for unity and deepens the bonds of humanity. It does not discriminate. It goes beyond race, colour, gender, faith and nations. Anybody can embrace Yog," the prime minister said.
In his nearly 15-minute address early Sunday morning, Modi said that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the world is feeling the need for yoga more than ever.
"If our immunity is strong, it is of great help in defeating this disease. For boosting immunity, there are several methods in yoga, various 'asanas' are there. These asanas are such that they increase the strength of the body and also strengthen our metabolism," he said.
Talking about the benefits of 'pranayama' -- a form of breathing exercise, Modi said it is very effective and has countless variations like 'Sheetali, Kapalbhati and Bhrastika'.
"All these forms of yoga, help a lot in strengthening both our respiratory and immune system," he said, urging people to include 'pranayama' in their daily routine.
"Yoga is giving us not only the physical strength, but also mental balance and emotional stability to confidently negotiate the challenges before us," Modi said.
With the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic looming large, International Day of Yoga is being marked on digital media platforms sans mass gatherings. This year's theme is 'Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family'.
Yoga Day is going digital for the first time since June 21, 2015, when it began to be celebrated annually across the world, coinciding with the Summer Solstice each year.
If yoga defeats Covid-19, why didn't he tell this 3-4 months back so that 4 lakh people would not have been detected Covid positive. Either there is no truth in it or may be to garner hindu votes.
Because he was busy with Namste Trump, buying MLAs and MPs, misusing bureaucracy, Ram Mandir, toppling Madhya Pradesh Govt
People can’t survive corona with yoga alone
Col Hans Landa
What a coward. A feku who cannot even pass 8th standard in school cannot be expected to manage an entire nation.
yes all have stopped buying Ventilators and PPE kits. Close all hospitals and tell people do yoga at home.
He did not say yoga cures corona. He said it helps against fighting corona - by increasing immunity.
Isn't it illegal and irresponsible to spread false information about corona cures?