18th Jun 2017 09:06:PM Editorials
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

New frontiers in “soft power” diplomacy are being conquered wherever it existed by the NDA under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and one such was the United Nations adopting the International Day of Yoga  to be observed on June 21 each year.

In 2015, the first Yoga Day was observed and fortunately the second edition was without the PR overkill which was witnessed as part of its maiden celebrations.  

Yoga, has been India’s most famous export to the world, welcomed all over for its beneficial qualities on the mind and body. But, even as the West quickly took a liking for yoga as a prerequisite to a healthy way of living; India wandered off from this treasure. In a way, making yoga compulsory for the primary and high school students, the government has definitely opened the debate for Yoga’s benefits and raised the concern for physical fitness.

As paradoxical as it may sound our comfortable modern lifestyles is the root cause of many of the health issues plaguing the present generation.Lifestyle diseases such as obesity, depression, malnutrition, hypertension, chronic backaches etc are affecting both men and women equally and children are no exception.

In the present times adults and youngsters have forgotten to partake in physical activity. While jobs have become sedentary, so has recreation. Computer games, watching television has replaced once healthy habits of neighbourhood sports, walking etc.

In this hectic achievement-driven world, most of us give ourselves least priority and do not realise that if health is lost everything is lost.

In a world which is fast losing human contact, where the virtual world is more engaging than the real, warding off lifestyle diseases must not be taken lightly. Making Yoga a part of one’s daily routine can transform the quality of health and overall wellbeing. Even sceptics must give it a shot to discover its power.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
Email: kenterjoyaz@easternsentinel.in / editoreasternsentinel@gmail.com
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