Yoga and Meditation (Covid-19 Rehabilitation Program)
ICDR is providing Yoga & Meditation session for the Covid affected home quarentine patients. We have highly skilled and experienced Yoga Instructors who can guide you and provide the best effective techniques of Yoga & Meditation. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed the world at risk of an increased incidence of psychological distress and mental disorders (e.g. anxiety, fear, post-traumatic stress disorder).
Some countries have to be ready to deal with the double risk presented by both COVID-19 and natural disasters. For example, Fiji, Bangladesh and India have in May 2020 faced the consequences of Cyclones Harold and Amphan, respectively. Natural disasters have shown to have a significant impact on mental health.
Yoga is a multi-component discipline that includes three forms of practice:
- Postures and Physical exercises (Asana)
- Breathing Regulation Techniques (Pranayama)
- Meditation (control of attention & dissociating oneself from the disturbing thoughts).
The World Health Organization (WHO) describes Yoga as a valuable tool that increases physical activity, mental wellbeing which is very essential for Covid affected home quarantine patients. As well as yoga helps to increase immune system and self-efficacy to fight with Covid-19 virus. Most of the Covid patients suffer from sleep disorders. One of the most profound and powerful techniques that can be used is Yog Nidra. 20 minutes of Yog Nidra every day can help immensely in overcoming stress and anxiety.
Anxiety & Depression among School, College & University students in Bangladesh
All the educational institutions are unprecedentedly closed for more than one year (from March 2020) in Bangladesh. Such closure, in general, triggers a sense of uncertainty about academic and professional career among the students and intensifies persistent mental health challenges among college and university students.
A study was conducted among school, college and university students during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh. For the school going students, the results show that (71.3%) students were found to have mild to severe depressive symptoms, and (74.6%) students were found to have mild to severe anxiety symptoms. And the findings of the survey indicate that more than two-thirds of the college and university students were experiencing mild to severe depression (82.4%) and anxiety (87.7%).
In Bangladesh, a significant number of students are involved in part-time jobs, such as private tuition, to finance their educational expenses and sometimes to support their families. However, being unable to provide tuition under the lockdown situation means disruption of regular income and joblessness. The prolonged unemployment, together with financial insecurity, is the most significant stressors contributing to the increased rates of depression and anxiety among college and university students in Bangladesh.
ICDR is going to start Yoga & Meditation session for School, College & University students to reduce their anxiety, depression and helps to increase their attention to the studies.