On the occasion of the seventh International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced the launching of the mYoga app with a motto of ‘One World One Health’. Addressing the nation on the special occasion, he informed that the initiative for better health has been taken in collaboration with the World Health Organisation to impart the world Yoga training with the help of videos in different languages.
Terming this as a great example of the fusion of modern technology and ancient science, the Prime Minister expressed the hope that the mYoga app will help in spreading Yoga the world over and will contribute to the efforts of ‘One World One Health’.
What’s special about the mYoga app?
The mYoga app, jointly developed by the Ministry of Ayush and WHO, aims at providing Yoga practice sessions to people on their smartphones, encouraging them to learn correct Yoga postures for the benefit of their health. The app doesn’t collect any personal data from the users so it’s considered safe and secure to use.
The training videos in the mYoga app are available in Hindi, English and French languages to start with, soon more languages are expected to be added for a wide range of enthusiasts worldwide. Both ios and android users can download the mYoga app on their phones from app store and Google Play Store respectively.
According to WHO the app was developed after a review of scientific literature and consultation of extensive international experts.
Yoga helped people fight pandemic world over: PM Modi
The Prime Minister said the despite the pandemic, this year’s theme for International Yoga Day – Yoga for wellness – has raised the morale of people and he wished for the health of every country, society and individual and hoped that we would stay united strengthening each other.
The Prime Minister also highlighted the importance of Yoga in the pandemic period. He said Yoga has proved a source of strength for people during this difficult time. Yoga helped people to muster confidence and strength to fight the pandemic world over. The Prime Minister recalled how frontline Corona warriors made Yoga their shield and made themselves strong through yoga and how people, including doctors and nurses, took to Yoga to deal with the impact of the virus.
PM Modi said that the experts are underscoring the significance of breathing exercises like pranayama and ‘anulom-vilom’ for strengthening our respiratory system.
‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam’ Mantra finding global acceptance: PM
Quoting great Tamil saint Thiruvalluvar, the Prime Minister said Yoga goes to the root cause of disease and is instrumental in healing. He expressed satisfaction that globally, research is being conducted on the healing properties of Yoga. He noted studies on immunity through yoga and children doing yoga during their online classes. He said this is preparing children to fight Corona.
Prime Minister said that the mantra of ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam’ which India has followed for ages, is now finding global acceptance. Yoga also gives us a happier way of life. I am sure, Yoga will continue playing its preventive, as well as positive role in healthcare of the masses.