Prime Minister Narendra Modi understands the significance of Yoga. He practices Yoga asanas whenever he gets time. PM Modi recently took to his Twitter handle to share a YouTube link to demonstrate how to do a stress reducing Yoga asana called Yoga Nidra. Also Read - Are You Bored of Cooking And Working Out During COVID-19 Lockdown? Practice These Offbeat Ways to Reduce Stress

Acording to him, Yoga Nidra helps him being healthy, reducing stress, anxiety, and relaxing his mind. Here is what he tweeted: Also Read - Experiencing Stress Due to Coronavirus Pandemic? These Oils May Help You Beat That



What is Yoga Nidra?

Also known as Yogic Sleep, Yoga Nidra is a relaxation practice that is considered to be immensely powerful. This is a meditation technique that takes you through the Pancha Maya Kosha (five layers of self) and makes you feel the sense of wholeness.



How to perform Yoga Nidra?

  • To begin, lie down straight on your back.
  • Keep your arms stretched out.
  • You can keep a pillow behind your neck for support.
  • Close your eyes and repeat your intention of doing the Yoga three times.
  • Now, relax your mind.
  • Take a deep breath and exhale.

Benefits of practicing Yoga Nidra

Performing this Yoga asana can improve your focus and slow down the wavelength in your mind. This will help you feel asleep deeper. Also, Yoga Nidra can remove all the tensions and help you manage your emotions well. This Yoga pose can improve your breathing capacity and increase oxygen circulation in the blood.

Apart from Yoga Nidra, PM Modi also recently shared some animated videos of himself performing Yoga. Sharing them, he tweeted, “During yesterday”s #MannKiBaat, someone asked me about my fitness routine during this time. Hence, thought of sharing these Yoga videos.” He further mention, “I hope you also begin practicing Yoga regularly.”