Actres Shama Sikander says that in these mentally strenuous times of the pandemic, practicing yoga has really helped her. As the world celebrates International
Yoga Day on Monday, she emphasised the importance of yoga and how it can help people stay positive.
“This pandemic allowed me to do a lot of meditation
and go to a level I never thought was possible.
“I think I am on an advanced level of yoga. I can’t say
I on the ultimate level and there are some asanas I am
currently getting better at. It’s a work in progress.I want
to do all the asanas. I want to see my body achieve all
of that. I suggest everyone do yoga,” she says.
The actress also feels that children should also be
encouraged to focus on yoga.
“I request parents to put their children in yoga and
they could experience the magic of meditation and
understand the world better and that would make
change their worlds for the better,” she says.
Shama has earlier spoken about battling with depression and bipolar disorder. She feels mental health needs to be given more priority. Mental
health is the most important thing for people. If we
don’t understand that, then these pandemics
will keep on happening,” she says.