Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that boosts one’s mental and physical well-being. The exercises are mainly focused on breathing, strength, and flexibility. Because of its benefits, it has become one of the most popular exercises in the world. The benefits of yoga according to Johns Hopkins Medicine are the following:
1. Relieves back pain
2. Improves sleep
3. Improves flexibility, balance, and strength
4. Contributes to good heart health
5. Increases energy and better mood
6. Helps in stress management
7. Connects you to a supportive community
8. Ease arthritis symptoms
9. Promotes better self-care
Recognizing the benefits of Yoga to a person’s well-being and in response to the global Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014–2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the government of India, has launched WHO mYoga, it is a yoga app that aims to people to stay healthy and active. According to the WHO, the app is safe and secure as it does not collect data from users.
Features of the WHO mYoga App
The WHO mYoga app contains videos and audio files that teach or accompany Yoga practice. In addition, to guide people who will be trying out Yoga for the first time, the app was equipped with an easy-to-use tool. The app was developed for both beginners and advanced Yoga practitioners. The app provides you with exercises ranging from 3 to 45 minutes.
The app was developed by BeHe@lthy BeMobile and this is a joint initiative by the International Telecommunications Union and the World Health Organization. In developing the app, the input of experts was gathered by the WHO Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Medicine unit and Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga.