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All in the mind: Yoga and meditation courses to bust stress and depression

There is a universe of institutions and mental wellness experts to help you beat Covid-induced doldrums and get your life back on track

A person becomes stressed when s/he faces continuous challenges without relief or relaxation in between. Credits: Adobe Stock
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A person becomes stressed when s/he faces continuous challenges without relief or relaxation in between. Credits: Adobe Stock

Namrata Kohli New Delhi
The spike in cases of depression during the pandemic period was evident, among many other things, in the popularity of hashtag mental wellness, which was trending in social media. What was usually swept under the carpet before Covid-19 struck was pulled into the spotlight during two years of coronavirus, with celebrities talking about how they dealt with depression. Some managed to keep it at bay by working on preventive techniques such as meditation, mindfulness, breathing exercises and yoga.

Mental wellness is neither the absence of mental illness, nor is it a state of constant happiness. The World Health Organization defines

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First Published: Mar 25 2022 | 4:54 PM IST

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