AYUSH Ministry launches Y-Break App – All you need to know

The Ministry of AYUSH has launched the Y-Break App as a 5-minute yoga protocol for office goers. Read to know what is Y-Break App?

Y-Break App Launch: AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Twitter/ AYUSH Ministry
Y-Break App Launch: AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Twitter/ AYUSH Ministry

Y-Break App: The Union AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on September 1, 2021, launched the Y-Break App for working professionals to commemorate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The Ministry of AYUSH has launched the Y-Break App as a 5-minute yoga protocol for office goers. The launch of the Y-Break App has been termed as one of the most important activities by the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa, and Homoeopathy).

Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Meenakshi Lekhi, and Minister of State for Ayush and Woman and Child Development Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhau attended the launch of Y-Break App.

On August 29, 2021, the Union AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had announced a series of week-long activities and campaigns by the Ministry of AYUSH starting from August 30 to September 5, 2021, to commemorate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The AYUSH week had begun with a national webinar on ‘Surviving the storm through Ayush Shelter’ for AYUSH students.

What is Y-Break App?

Y-Break App is a 5-minute yoga protocol for office goers to help them de-stress, refresh and re-focus at their workplace and thereby increase their productivity. 

The Y-Break App has been launched by the Ministry of AYUSH on September 1, 2021, as a part of series of week-long activities and campaigns to commemorate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

How will Y-Break App benefit?

The Y-Break App, also known as the Yoga-Break Protocol for the office goers includes Asanas, Pranayam, and Dhyan.

The Y-Break App aims at benefiting all office goers including government and private sector employees. The App is built to help people de-stress, refresh, and re-focus with increased immunity at their workplaces.

Who has developed Y-Break App?

The MDNIY (Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga) has developed the Y-Break App for mobiles. Through the app, one can access yoga and meditation activities anywhere in 5 minutes.

AYUSH Week: Activities and campaigns by AYUSH Ministry

In addition to the Y-Break App launch, the ministry has also announced that the following activities and campaigns will be launched during the AYUSH week from August 30 to September 5, 2021: 

August 30: National webinar on ‘Surviving the storm through Ayush Shelter’ for AYUSH students,

August 31: Cultivation of medicinal plants on 75,000 hectares of land to benefit farmers,

September 1: Launch of Y-Break App

September 2: Distribution of AYUSH prophylactic medicines with a special focus on the above 60 years age group,

September 3: Providing saplings of medicinal plants to 75 lakh families during the year under the ‘AyushAapkeDwar’ programme to promote the plantation of medicinal plants in kitchen gardens.

September 4: Series of sensitization lectures and distribution of IEC material to school and college students,

September 5: Webinar on Y-break application

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