by Iswarya on  June 22, 2020 at 2:34 PM Coronavirus News
Yoga can Help Keep Body and Mind Fit Amid COVID-19 Crisis: President
On the occasion of International Yoga Day 2020, which falls on June 21 every year, President of India Ram Nath Kovind urged India's citizens to perform the ancient exercise for a healthier lifestyle, especially in the times of COVID-19.

Referring to Yoga's importance, Kovind said the ancient science of Yoga is India's great gift to the world.

"Glad to see more and more people adopting it. Amid stress and strife, especially with Covid-19, practicing Yoga can help keep the body fit and mind serene," President tweeted.

The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on June 21 since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in India.

Experts say that Yoga strengthens the respiratory system, which is affected by novel coronavirus pandemic that has infected 3,95,048 people and caused 12,948 deaths across India so far.

Source: IANS

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