Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Yoga is effective in preventing Corona.
He said this while virtually launching ‘Yoga se Nirog’ programme from his residence.
“Our sages have developed the Yoga system with years of hard work, which focuses on the principle of staying healthy by developing immunity. In order to keep the people healthy during this horrific period of Corona, ‘Yoga se Nirog’ programme is being launched. In the programme, activities will be conducted to increase immunity of the people. Those who are affected by the Corona and are seeking health benefits while being in isolation will be given Yoga training for better health,” Chouhan said.
School Education Minister Inder Singh Parmar and AYUSH Minister Ramkishore Nano Kawre participated virtually in the programme. Besides, representatives of Indian Yoga Association, Art of Living, Patanjali Yoga Peeth also took part virtually in the programme.
“Yoga helps in enhancing immunity as well as improving oxygen levels, boosting morale, alleviating patients’ loneliness, depression, stress, anxiety, restlessness and negative emotions. Yoga programme will prove to be very effective for patients living in home isolation and for patients suffering from negative emotions as a result of Corona,” Chouhan said.
Chouhan also inaugurated a short film on Yogasan and Pranayam in the programme.
About 72 per cent of the state’s Covid patients are in home isolation. Yoga instructors will guide and assist these people in practising yoga, meditation, asanas, pranayam etc. at a fixed time according to the convenience of the patient through these phone calls, video calls.
Chouhan said that if the people living in home isolation and Covid Care Centres are cured, then it will be a big achievement for the state. This will save the burden on hospitals. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said from his own experience that after corona infection, yoga is effectively helpful in providing health benefits and maintaining resistance against disease.
He also held discussions with Yoga instructors like Krishna Yogendra Raghuvanshi of Guna, Sarita Bisen of Balaghat, Rishikesh Vashistha of Gwalior, Sunil Kumar Jain of Indore and Sunil Kumhade of Betul etc.
Principal Secretary School Education Rashmi Arun Shami informed that 1067 instructors are registered in the programme started in collaboration with Art of Living, Bharat Yoga, Gayatri Parivar, Heart Fullness, Isha Foundation, Kevalya Dham, Patanjali Yoga Peetha etc. under the Indian Yoga Association.
Each instructor will contact 10 patients living in the home isolation and give them 3-day yoga training. These activities will be coordinated with the District Command and Control Centre. A training module has been developed in this programme being run in coordination with the School Education Department and the Department of AYUSH. (PR)