With the number of positive COVID-19 cases growing across the globe, many are experiencing bouts of panic and anxiety that might be difficult to handle in self-isolation. Being bombarded with negative news, people are now more stressed out than ever, a situation that might snowball into a mental health issue as the direct result of the pandemic.
In such a situation, it’s crucial that you take extra care of your mental and physical well-being. While you might be tempted to binge-watch shows the entire day at home, you should also take effective steps to ensure good health. These include, but are not limited to hydrating, eating fresh fruits and vegetables, and sleeping for at least 8 hours a day.
But let’s not forget that the uncertainty and the fear all around and the unavailability of basic necessities at times is going to take a toll on your mental health. That is why giving yoga a try during these difficult times might go a long way in helping you to retain your peace of mind.
Yoga effortlessly harmonizes the connection between the body, the mind, and the sprit. When performed regularly in the right state of mind, and with dedication, you will experience emotional, physical, psychological well-being and notice slowly how your stress and anxiety dissolves. As you participate in the beautiful process of self-actualization, you will develop patience, a sense of calm as well as the resolve to deal with the current state of affairs with ease. It relaxes your body’s tensed up muscles and restores a sense of order within your body and recharges your mind as well.
In addition to this, the breathing techniques modulate the stress response system that would be on high alert during such a time. Your body and mind stops feeding the fight and flight response system and shuts out the daily stressors for a while, so the more you practise, the more longer these moments of calm.
Doing Pranayama and Yoga Asanas every day at home will help you to deal with the anxiety and stress you’re facing whether it's a virus or something deeper. So what are you waiting for? This is the time to learn yoga!
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