Indian sages have regarded Yoga as one of the most effective methods of establishing a connection between the body and mind since time immemorial. Every year on June 21st, International Yoga Day is celebrated to highlight its value and how it gives solace to the human body. On this Yoga Day, &TV artistsMouliGanguly (MahasatiAnusuya), Siddharth Arora (Mahadev) of Baal Shiv, Farhana Fatema (Shanti Mishra) of Aur Bhai Kya Chal Raha Hai?,Himani Shivpuri (Katori Amma) of Happu Ki Ultan Paltan, Vidisha Srivastava (Anita Bhabi), andAasif Sheikh (Vibhuti Mishra) ofBhabijiGhar Par Hai reveal why they practice Yogaand how it helps them mentally, spiritually, and physically. MouliGanguly, MahasatiAnusuyain&TV’s Baal Shiv, shares, “Yoga is a retreat for me amid my stressful life. Lack of exercise, inconsistent sleeping patterns, and bad eating habits are important concerns for actors because they severely impact their physical and mental health. So, my main motivation for yoga daily is to stay on track and maintain my physical fitness. As a regular yoga practitioner, I believe that Yoga and pranayama are among the oldest and most tried and true methods for reaching my goals. Yoga serves as a form of treatment for me. “Wishing everyone a wonderful day of yoga.” Farhana Fatema, Shanti Mishra in&TV’s Aur Bhai Kya Chal Raha Hai? shares, “Yoga has let me explore more wholesome ways to respond to negative emotions. It is the ultimate tool that has helped me cope with life’s hard struggles with ease and helped me always remain optimistic and focused. I started doing Yoga to become a better performer. Doing Yoga has improved my body posture, vitality, and focus. I start my daily routine with asanas, pranayama, meditation, and chanting. Yoga is the most organic and productive way to find comfort for my mind and body. On this yoga day, I urge everyone to include some yoga in their lives for their emotional, physical, and mental well-being. “Happy Yoga Day to all.” Himani Shivpuri, Katori Amma in &TV’s Happu Ki Ultan Paltan, shares, “To be honest, I enjoy Yoga and spend fifteen to twenty minutes each day doing Lotus pose or trikonasana. I am a diabetic patient, and doing Trikonasana helps me as a medicine and helps me transform this physical pain into my strength. When you are ageing, you do not have to be strong or flexible; it’s not about always looking good. But doing Yoga is about self-inquiry. It’s about taking time to show up for ourselves in a nurturing and sustainable way. I spend a lot of time meditating, which keeps me calm and makes me feel collected, leading to a productive lifestyle. I never feel more beautiful than when I’m doing yoga”. Vidisha Srivastava,Anita Bhabiin &TV’s BhabijiGhar Par hai, shares, “I remember many people telling me about my anger issue. So, as a cure, I have adapted Yoga as a way of living, making me calm. I began practising Yoga to maintain my inner peace. I love to do Surya Namaskar as it helps stretch the entire body and relaxes my mind. Yoga is a timeless science that is extremely beneficial, and I feel everyone should benefit from Yoga the way I did. We should not talk about it only on International Yoga Day; it should be a part of our day-to-day life. For me, my yoga mat is a sanctuary, a magic carpet. Truly, yoga adds years to your life and life to your years. “Happy Yoga Day to all.”
Siddharth Arora, Mahadev in&TV’s Baal Shiv, shares, “We live in uncertain times where social, environmental, and financial instability is rocking most of our worlds. Amid such scenarios of doom and gloom in life, practising Yoga has been my “secret key” to achieving holistic well-being. During the darkest time in my life, when I was losing focus, Yoga has assisted me in bringing my mind, soul, and body back to a state of natural calm, rest, and balance. Yoga helped me concentrate on my acting abilities. Whenever I am in my hometown, I do the combination of Pranayama and Laughter yoga near the ghats of the Ganges, which also helps me to let go of my daily life stressors. On this yoga day, I suggest everyone do Yoga. It’ll change your life”. Aasif Sheikh,Vibhuti Narayan Mishra in &TV’s BhabijiGhar Par hai, shares, “ On-screen, looking fresh, bright, and hilarious is never easy. There are times when I need to be alone and sit quietly. Yoga, meditation, and everything else is a terrific healthy drug for me. Yoga has taught me a new approach to being mentally and physically attractive as an actor. I have a long commute daily, so I make the most of my hours with Yoga and meditation in the car. When I get to set, I prefer to do Padmasana and sit in the lotus posture for a few minutes to aid digestion. Yoga helps me in every way, and I would all my fans to do Yoga to stay fit physically and mentally.
Watch Baal Shiv at 8:00 pm, Aur Bhai Kya Chal Raha Hai? at 9:30 pm, Happu Ki Ultan Paltan at 10:00 pm, and BhabijiGhar Par Hai at 10:30 pm, airing every Monday to Friday only on &TV!