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Delhi to provide free online yoga classes to COVID-19 patients

Delhi to provide free online yoga classes to COVID-19 patients

The pandemic increased stress and anxiety among people. Negative thoughts, changed working conditions, restricted outings, and social gatherings affected the psychological behaviour of people. To relieve them, many people are practising yoga.

Yoga has numerous health benefits. It promotes the overall well-being of humans. To help COVID-19 patients, the Delhi government decided to provide free online yoga classes.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the government would provide personalised online classes to home isolated COVID-19 patients.

He said that the number of COVID-19 cases has been increasing in Delhi and patients in home isolation. However, the good news is that most of them are asymptomatic. So the Delhi government decided to provide online yoga classes to boost their immunity.

Sisodia added that COVID-19 patients would be sent an SMS from the government with a link to register for these yoga classes. They can register for free online yoga classes using the link. Each session will be conducted for around 25 to 35 people by trained yoga teachers.

The government directed authorities to prepare a plan of action for the yoga classes. Once the government receive it, it will release the slots for online yoga classes. COVID-19 patients can opt for their convenient slot and attend classes accordingly.

Recently, the Delhi government launched the Dilli Ki Yogshala programme for Delhiites. Under this programme, trained yoga teachers help residents practise yoga regularly. It is a pilot project of the government, under which yoga teachers started conducting yoga classes in 65 areas in Delhi.

Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU) trained most of these yoga teachers. They are happy about becoming a part of the government’s initiative, Dilli Ki Yogshala. They also say that this programme will benefit many housewives to learn yoga during their free time.

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