• Trishna Patnaik

Yoga during corona times

Do you know what a client asked me this morning? She felt like she is not having much more “fun” than what she used to before the quarantine period started. On asking why, she said, “Well, laziness overcame my will when I knew I had to turn up at the Studio to do yoga. But now as I have so much time at home, my life has fallen under a routine with Elate Wellbeing Lounge’s online classes!” Some may say that is the positive effect of self -isolation.

But I call it positive effects of daily yoga. And with Elate’s specialised programs for yoga for weight loss, back pain, pregnancy, etc, it has become even more interesting! Yes, you can do other exercises at home, there are lots of miscellaneous videos doing the rounds, but yoga is not just for weight loss or flexibility. It has varied advantages.

Agreed that it is very important to lose weight or gain muscles etc, but at a time like this when you are cooped up at home with nothing much to do except for work, eat and sleep and maybe occasionally be on the couch binging on a TV show, it becomes extremely important to keep your mind and body balanced. Your hormones under balance and mental clearance and patience to endure the quarantine period and come out the other side, your mental health, unscathed! All these benefits right now can be only be provided to you by YOGA.