New Delhi: After his tweet on Yoga earned global praise from world leaders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday shared an Ayush Ministry protocol on ways to stay fit and said it will enhance immunity during coronavirus spread. He also urged people to make it a part of their lives.Also Read - PM Narendra Modi Suggests Practicing Yoga Nidra to Reduce Stress, Shares Fitness Routine Too
“I urge you to have a look at the Ayush Ministry protocol, make it a part of your lives and share it with others. Let’s keep the focus on being healthy. After all, good health is the harbinger of happiness,” he said in a series of tweets. Also Read - ‘This is wonderful’: Ivanka Trump Thanks PM Modi For Sharing Yoga Video During Lockdown
The development comes after the Ayush Ministry recently came out with protocols that list out easily doable things that can improve health as well as immunity. Also Read - 'Yoga With Modi': PM Shares The 'Secret' That is Keeping Him Fit During Lockdown
“There are many things in the protocol that I myself have been diligently doing for years, such as drinking only hot water through the year,” he said in another tweet.
The Ayush Ministry document states that enhancing the body’s natural defence system (immunity) plays an important role in maintaining optimum health.
“We all know that prevention is better than cure. While there is no medicine for COVID-19 as of now, it will be good to take preventive measures which boost our immunity in these times,” the Ministry said.
The Ministry also suggested to drink warm water throughout the day, practising pranayam and meditation for at least 30 minutes, using haldi (turmeric), jeera (cumin), dhaniya (coriander) and lahsun (garlic) in cooking.
PM Modi also suggested all to practice Yoga and said he is seeing a great increase in discussion on topics related to fitness.
“I am seeing a great increase in discussion on topics related to fitness, staying healthy and boosting immunity systems. This is a great sign. After #MannKiBaat I also shared Yoga and Yoga Nidra videos which I hope you’ve seen,” he said.
Notably, PM Modi earned praise from French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump for his tweet on Yoga.