Union Minister of Ayush Sarbanand Sonowal launched the ‘Y-Break’ mobile application, developed by the Ministry of Ayush, at Vigyan Bhawan yesterday. The five-minute yoga protocol has been especially designed for working professionals to de-stress, refresh and re-focus at their workplace to increase their productivity. It consists of Asanas, Pranayam and Dhyana.
Listing the benefits of yoga, Sonowal said, “Working professionals often experience stress and also physical problems due to their occupation. This Y-Break, if practiced sincerely, will play a major role in the maintenance of the health of the people.”
The launch was a part ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, a series of events organised by the Union Government to celebrate 75th Year of Independence.
The Yoga protocol in the Y-Break application comprises of a few simple yogic practices like:
Tadasana- Urdhva-hastottanasana- Tadasana
Skandha chakra- Uttanamandukasana– Kati Chakrasana
Ardhachakrasana, PrasaritaPadottanasana- Deep Breathing
Bhramari Pranayama- Dhyana
This module was launched earlier in January, 2020 on a pilot project basis in six metro cities in coordination with different stake-holders. Later, a 15-day trial was conducted by Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga in collaboration with six leading yoga institutes of the country, wherein total 717 participants from different private and government bodies participated.