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

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

In conversation with Yoga trainer Susheel Jain and Yoga expert Deepika Mehta as we mark 7th International Yoga Day
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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

19,89,21,889Cases
6,44,02,340Active
13,02,83,678Recovered
42,35,871Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 194 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 19,89,21,889 and 42,35,871 have died; 6,44,02,340 are active cases and 13,02,83,678 have recovered as on August 3, 2021 at 3:55 am.

India

3,17,26,507 30,549Cases
4,04,9588,760Active
3,08,96,354 38,887Recovered
4,25,195 422Deaths
In India, there are 3,17,26,507 confirmed cases including 4,25,195 deaths. The number of active cases is 4,04,958 and 3,08,96,354 have recovered as on August 3, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

63,15,063 4,869

78,700 3,650

61,03,325 8,429

1,33,038 90

Kerala

34,25,473 13,984

1,65,834 2,057

32,42,684 15,923

16,955 118

Karnataka

29,08,284 1,285

24,045 123

28,47,627 1,383

36,612 25

Tamil Nadu

25,63,544 1,957

20,385 139

25,09,029 2,068

34,130 28

Andhra Pradesh

19,70,008 1,546

20,582 437

19,36,016 1,968

13,410 15

Uttar Pradesh

17,08,500 24

646 18

16,85,091 42

22,763

West Bengal

15,29,295 575

10,803 171

15,00,331 734

18,161 12

Delhi

14,36,401 51

538 44

14,10,809 95

25,054

Chhattisgarh

10,02,458 236

1,918 1

9,87,012 234

13,528 3

Odisha

9,79,737 1,032

13,318 820

9,60,386 1,785

6,033 67

Rajasthan

9,53,704 16

241 9

9,44,509 25

8,954

Gujarat

8,24,922 22

251 3

8,14,595 25

10,076

Madhya Pradesh

7,91,862 17

132 7

7,81,217 10

10,513

Haryana

7,69,956 14

703 12

7,59,614 25

9,639 1

Bihar

7,24,917 37

401 34

7,14,872 71

9,644

Telangana

6,45,997 591

8,819 54

6,33,371 643

3,807 2

Punjab

5,99,162 32

473 31

5,82,395 63

16,294

Assam

5,68,257 1,275

12,429 213

5,50,534 1,469

5,294 19

Jharkhand

3,47,223 23

239 15

3,41,855 38

5,129

Uttarakhand

3,42,198 37

574 35

3,34,261 71

7,363 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,21,725 118

1,254 43

3,16,090 73

4,381 2

Himachal Pradesh

2,06,369 208

1,304 75

2,01,543 132

3,522 1

Goa

1,71,295 90

1,027 16

1,67,118 72

3,150 2

Puducherry

1,21,059 54

944 38

1,18,320 92

1,795

Manipur

99,872 541

9,814 591

88,480 1,120

1,578 12

Tripura

79,026 304

3,104 12

75,167 292

755

Meghalaya

65,939 350

5,843 200

58,987 537

1,109 13

Chandigarh

61,960 6

33 3

61,116 3

811

Arunachal Pradesh

48,565 305

3,508 167

44,823 469

234 3

Mizoram

40,111 748

12,316 127

27,642 618

153 3

Nagaland

28,004 59

1,300 44

26,130 99

574 4

Sikkim

26,880 126

3,323 131

23,211 256

346 1

Ladakh

20,345 5

57 0

20,081 5

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,650

15 9

10,631 9

4

Lakshadweep

10,207 12

79 4

10,078 8

50

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,539

6 1

7,404 1

129

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