Good health, essential relaxation for police personnel
It is undeniable that there has been an incredibly huge impact of Covid-19 on our daily social and political life. In fact, the pandemic has turned virtually all segments such as economy, education, industry, medical, police, administration etc. upside down. However, people are aware of its impact and are committed to fighting it tooth and nail.
I would focus mainly on how this affected the police personnel. Honestly, Covid has indeed been particularly critical of cops. In addition to their regular activities, they are entrusted with the responsibility of dealing with the Covid situation with the main objective of curbing the spread of the virus by applying appropriate measures, which is undeniably difficult work. They must ask people to maintain a distance, to wear masks, not to clutter a mall beyond the lockdown is enforced. They are used to being in an environment full of chaos; and thus, they resorted to various means of entertainment to make themselves comfortable. But are these relaxation methods really what they need?
People are by nature interactive and social. They haven’t faced such a situation in life where they have to maintain social distancing or cover their faces with masks all the time. Covid has, in fact, threatened the fundamental human nature of social unity. For the police, enforcing these new Covid rules is a very difficult task. People defend themselves by saying that they are not guilty; however, the police must identify them when they find they are genuinely wrong. There is a constant standoff between the police and the public. Therefore, in the context of the pandemic, the police must work around the clock, applying Covid protocols. This obviously weighs heavily on police personnel. The situation demands that they have sufficient relaxation to allow them to fully discharge their responsibilities.
Yoga can provide the necessary relaxation for these policemen. There are techniques that can be practiced either in the morning, afternoon or night. It should be practiced only once a day according to their convenience. In carrying out their duties, they tire themselves physically, mentally and emotionally. They develop emotional, muscular and mental tensions which can make them sick at a later stage. By practicing these relaxation techniques, their tension can be soothed. One more thing must be added here: initially they may not be interested in practicing this or they may develop a tendency to postpone the practice, but it must be done regularly to achieve the best results. They often tend to escape these practices, citing the excuse that they are already exhausted from working their fingers to the bone, but it is only after following these simple techniques that they become exhausted. will achieve power and notoriety. In addition, the techniques would give them complete mental relaxation which is more than regular sleep. If practiced regularly, it will rejuvenate the energy for the difficult task of the next day. It is also an excellent stress reliever.
Surya Namaskar is an effective way to stretch, massage and tone all joints, muscles and internal organs of the body. It is one of the most useful methods for inducing a healthy, vigorous and active life. At least six rounds of his practice on a regular basis are very effective. Pranayama is the expansion of life energy through the regulation of breathing. It helps achieve optimal health and nourishes the whole body with extra oxygen. Regularly, a minimum of nine turns of Nadi Shodhan and nine turns of Bhramari Pranayama with specific principles will stimulate the brain centers and ensure vitality, tranquility and clarity of thought. Apart from that, try to find a minimum of ten to fifteen minutes to lie down or sit with your eyes closed and observe a few cycles of abdominal breathing counting down from one hundred to zero, which is the most effective and the most efficient way. simpler to complement physical, mental and emotional relaxation. For more information, you are free to contact this writer.
(Dr Swain teaches in the Department of Yoga Sciences, Sri Sri University, Cuttack)