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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 219-221

Impact of exercises, yoga, and meditation on anxiety and depression during COVID 19 lockdown

1 Department of Community Health Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Neuro Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Ashish Bele
Bobhate Layout, Chintamani Nagar, Sindhi (Meghe), Wardha - 442 001, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1319-4534.322618

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The COVID-19, coronavirus infective disease 2019, is becoming a major problem worldwide. This situation varies from country to country. This virus spreads among 196 counties. It has been reported that considerable majority of cases are from scattering countries. The coronavirus flare up combined with the lockdown has set off an expansion in the cases of anxiety and stress. Careful meditation and exercise have constructive outcomes as adjunctive intervention for depressive and anxiety episodes. The aim of the study was to review the effect of lockdown in COVID 19 on anxiety and depression and how yoga, exercises, and meditation are beneficial to cope up with anxiety and depression. The data were collected from the electronic databases including Google Scholar, Springer publication, World Health Organization guidelines, PubMed, Cochrane, and Journal of Travel Medicine. All the articles were arranged as per the information they have provided and arranged in a systematic way. Exercises, yoga, and meditation are useful in coping with depression and anxiety including stress during the lockdown period. This study concluded that yoga is more beneficial in depression and anxiety along with regular exercises and meditation.

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