YOGA AND MEDITATIONS BENEFITS
Saloni M Deshmukh
JDBIMS
MBA HRM 10003

Physical Activity benefits for bereaved this review was the first to systematically investigate the role physical activities plays in the lives of those who have been bereaved. The review suggests physical activity may be one approach to consider as possible future therapy to benefit individuals who have experienced bereavement. Physical activity will be helpful only if it is structured .Yoga and meditation together will help them in dealing with their depression.
Learning lessons for healthcare professionals even after experiencing all the prior disasters and infectious epidemics and pandemics, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic makes us focus again on the need to rethink and restructure the healthcare culture to provide long term wellbeing of mental health of healthcare workers. Doctors, nurses, ward boys anyone associated with healthcare organizations reported they felt tired, exhausted and worried these were some of the physiological symptoms. These mental health issues are serious and if not treated in time can be dangerous.
Yoga and relaxation for promoting public health a review of the practice and supportive research states that,Yoga therapy might help in adding value to public health. Only if its core principals are not diluted with western cultures. Western cultures see yoga as some kind of exercise. Yoga therapy consists more than physical exercise it is more about mental peace. Yoga provides humans with a holistic view.
Yoga for COVID-19
Yoga has always been welcomed by the word for its health benefits. Research over decades have proven how yoga, meditation can help us in leading healthy life by reducing our stress .The ongoing pandemic COVID-19 infection is caused by severe acute respiratory system. Several yoga techniques which when developed can help humans develop strong immune system. Yoga and meditation together can help in curing COVID-19 to some extent.
Yoga, cognitive–behavioural therapy
Endometriosis is a disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus. Endometriosis is found in 7,00,000 Australians. This disease being extremely painful. If yoga combined with cognitive behavioural therapy can help in treating endometriosis.
Improving Lifestyle Obesity Treatment during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond: New Challenges for Weight Management The study shows us importance of taking care of our health and also challenges which individuals faced of gaining weight during the COVID-19 lockdowns. There was a survey conducted in which it was observed that in first month participants were stressed and had anxiety by challenges such as limited access to fresh food, job uncertainty. In the second month people started getting into physical activities. Some enrolled themselves in online Yoga class some attended seminars of meditation. People who didn’t take fitness seriously now started making it a part of their routines.
Effect of Exercise Intensity on Cell-Mediated Immunity
This study states that low intensity exercise (walking) does not hugely affect cell mediated Immunity. Yoga may help relieve stress, it imposes certain restrictions on breathing. Hence the evidence the evidence that yoga enhances cell mediated immune competency remains inadequate.
Improving Stress Management and Sleep Hygiene in Intelligent Homes The following study confirms that stress is linked with sleep. Study shows that when stress increases length of sleep decreases. Meditation will help in relaxing and controlling the stress levels. Practising yoga, meditation will help in better sleep behaviours. Yoga has shown to benefit all age ranges and improve sleep. From children to elderly, yoga provides numerous health and sleep benefits. Yoga helps in being mindful, mindfulness can increase melatonin levels and reduce night time sleep disturbances.
Promoting youth mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: A longitudinal study Due to COVID-19 almost all countries were in state of lockdown. Employees were asked to work from home and schools, colleges have shifted to online mode. Due to which children and young individuals spend a long time online which affects their health. It is advised to develop a structured routine for children and youngsters. Promoting positive selfesteem, encouraging students to eat healthy, making them comfortable with seeking professional help.
Understanding People’s Use of and Perspectives on Mood-Tracking Apps: Interview Study
In today’s day and age mental health is also given equal recognition as physical health. These day’s mood tracking apps are available for people to track their feelings. In this study it is observed that people often turned to these apps when there is some negative event which has taken place or shift in their mental health.

CONCLUSION:
Humans are physical, mental and spiritual being. Yoga helps promote a balanced development of all three. Other forms of physical exercises, like aerobics, assure only physical wellbeing. They have little to do with development of the spiritual or astral body. Yoga if included in our daily lifestyle can give us long term health benefits combined with meditation can give us a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both our emotional wellbeing and overall health. Yoga is India’s hidden treasure and should be valued for future generations.

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