India launches M-Yoga app worldwide in collaboration with WHO on International Yoga Day

On the occasion of International Yoga Day, the prime minister of India has launched an M-yoga app in collaboration with WHO- World Health Organisation, which would be available worldwide as the world battles with the COVID-19 pandemic

World: On the occasion of International Yoga Day, the prime minister of India has launched an M-yoga app in collaboration with WHO- World Health Organisation, which would be available worldwide as the world battles with the COVID-19 pandemic

The Prime Minister of India – Mr Narendra Modi, while addressing an event on International Yoga Day, stated, “In collaboration with WHO, India has taken another significant step. We would be launching the M-Yoga app which would include yoga training videos in different languages for people across the world.”

PM Modi further stated that this would help the country to achieve their ‘One World, One Health’ motto. The theme for this year’s International Yoga Day is – ‘Yoga For Wellness’.

International Yoga Day is celebrated annually since 2015. The idea of Yoga Day was first proposed in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014.

The Prime Minister of India – Narendra Modi, in his UN address in 2014, had proposed the date of 21st June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a particular significance in many parts of the world. Following this preliminary proposal, the United Nations adopted the draft resolution entitled Day of Yoga in 2014. 

Benefits of yoga – 

  • Yoga improves strength, balance and flexibility. 
  • Yoga helps with back pain relief. 
  • Yoga can ease arthritis symptoms.
  • Yoga benefits heart health. 
  • Yoga relaxes and helps in better sleep.
  • Yoga can anticipate more energy and brighter moods. 
  • Yoga helps you manage stress.
  • Yoga connects one individual with a supportive community. 
  • Yoga promotes better self-care. 

Various studies have also shown yoga’s benefits such as – arthritis, osteopenia, balance issues, oncology, women’s health, chronic pain and other specialities.

During this challenging time when the whole world is battling with the deadly coronavirus pandemic, it becomes more critical for people to take care of their physical and mental health. Yoga has proven to be a stress-buster and also helps to maintain body posture.