Online Yoga for Elderly Sessions

In March 2020, a strict lockdown was implemented by the government in Nepal to curb COVID-19 creating new concerns around physical and mental health. Bihani Social Venture ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐จ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ซ๐ข๐๐ ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ž๐ฅ๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐ฏ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ to make sure that no elder is left behind, abused, or isolated due to the pandemic or other contexts.

๐ƒ๐ข๐ ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐ˆ๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ˆ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ž๐ฅ๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ๐ฅ๐ž๐๐ ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ž๐. Online Yoga Sessions with Parool Beriwal was one such intervention which has proved highly beneficial for not just the elders or Bihani Saathi Ko Saathi & Resource Pool Members we work with but also for us as a team. Yoga is a powerful tool to deal with the stress of uncertainty and isolation, as well as to maintain physical well-being. The World Health Organization (WHO) mentions yoga as a means to improve health in its Global action plan on physical activity 2018โ€“2030 https://bit.ly/37HMhpT

Social isolation was associated with about a 50% increased risk of dementia and other serious medical conditions (CDC). Older adults, not just within our family but also within our community or neighbourhood need to be included in mutual aid, engagement programming and precautionary measures.Even though we are not able to be physically present, we can still ensure that older adults receive care, compassion, and fruitful multigenerational interaction.

Parool Beriwal is trained at Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC) from the Sri Sri School Of Yoga located at the Art of Living International Center Bengaluru, India and pursued advanced YTTC from Yoga Vidya Gurukul.

Testimonial – Ramesh Kumar Shrestha

Testimonial – Chanchala Thapa