Coronavirus: United Kingdom, facing worst recession on record, sees GDP drop 20.4% in Q2

The UK has seen its economy, hit by the coronavirus crisis, suffer a "record" contraction of 20.4% in the second quarter, and is officially facing its worst recession on record, agency figures show National Statistics (ONS), published Wednesday 12 August. 
Economists consider that a country enters a technical recession when it accumulates two consecutive quarters of contraction in its economy. According to the ONS, most of the contraction, which began to be felt in March, occurred in April, an entire month of containment and almost total cessation of activity in the country, which saw production collapsed by 20%.

With a very early recovery in construction sites and manufacturing activity, gross domestic product (GDP) rebounded in May by 2.4% (revised figure), followed by an acceleration in June (+8.7 %) thanks in particular to the reopening of all shops. This is the biggest contraction in the UK economy since the ONS began these quarterly statistics in 1955, he said…

Yoga helps us to keep the body healthy

Yoga is a discipline of body and mind that includes a wide variety of exercises and techniques. The techniques used use physical postures (called asanas), breathing practices (pranayama) and meditation, as well as deep relaxation (yoga nidra). Yoga is a school of Indian philosophy which was practiced in India from the 3rd millennium BC. Although of oriental origin, it has been very well integrated and put into practice in the West, whether in its original form or in an adapted form.
Yoga helps us to keep the body healthy

Ms. Jasmine said Zinios, "Yoga is an essentially practical system that can deeply help people in everyday life and in exploring the deeper aspects of life. It offers answers to the problems of modern man facing stress and difficult life situations to manage. In its most refined form due to contact with the West, yoga is compared to gentle gymnastics, an effective means despite everything to obtain health and well-being."

Its practice has beneficial effects in depth both physically and mentally: it can relieve various types of diseases so prevalent today, such as hypertension, respiratory problems, digestive disorders, migraines, back pain, depression, anxiety etc. It gives us the means to manage stress and improve our relationship with others. In its deepest form, closer to the original yoga, it can awaken us to true wisdom, joy and compassion. By deepening the practices (with bandhas, drishtis, mudras, bijas; at the level of meditation of visualizations on the chakras or subtle energies, recitations of mantras) and more advanced techniques in pranayama, as taught in India, we thus advance in an exploration of our interior and on the path of our personal evolution, we thus touch on a dimension larger than ourselves.

When one wishes to practice a more traditional yoga in this way, it is also interesting to study the classical texts of India, in relation to the practice and philosophy of yoga (for this see the category "texts of classical India" , click here)
 
Colorado citizen Ms. jewel says, "The Sanskrit word Yoga means "to unite", "to connect". Through his practice, a follower can begin to balance and connect all aspects of his being [physical, energetic, emotional, mental and spiritual], that is to say all the elements necessary for a full and harmonious life.The search for harmony is to be found in oneself, but also with what surrounds us: our immediate environment, nature, the universe or something more Absolute."

Concentration is the first step towards meditation, with, among other things, visualization exercises on the chakras and subtle energies. In the following stages, different, more in-depth techniques will allow the mind to free itself from deeper tensions and develop this inner journey, which is then more spiritual, which leads to the notion of witness (purusha) or Pure Consciousness, to the notion of being.