Yoga for Stress Management during COVID-19 Pandemic

A community tele-yoga practice during the Covid-19 lockdown

IAGB in partnership with National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) and its Integrated Centre for Yoga (NICY), is continuing the daily live virtual tele-yoga session. The Yoga course started on April 27th, initially for 4 weeks but due to its popularity, the live sessions have continued. These online live yoga sessions are led by the highly trained yoga practitioners from NICY, and fosters the feeling of well-being during this stressful time. The practice sessions run five days a week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 7.00 AM ET. It is free and open for all. No registration is required. Please use below zoom meeting information to participate.

Here are the details for joining the virtual zoom yoga session:
Topic: IAGB & NICY – Daily Live Virtual Yoga Sessions(Tele-Yoga)
Time: 07:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 998 3102 3489
Password: 949090

Whatsapp Group: For easier/convenient communication, there is a WhatsApp group created for all the registered participants and the yoga instructors. If you prefer, please click the link below to join this group.

Preparation: You need to wear a comfortable dress; you should have a Yoga mat or a chair depending on whether you would like to sit in a crossed leg position or on a chair for practices that are performed in sitting position. Also, certain practices in the yoga program should be done in an empty stomach condition. Thus, it is better to avoid eating anything 2 hours before the practice, and you may drink water up to 30 minutes before the practice.

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Course Coordinators

The course will be presented by trained professionals who have had a extensive experience in the practice of yoga.


Dr Hemant Bhargav

Dr Hemant Bhargav MBBS, MD (Yoga and Rehab), PhD (Yoga)

Assistant Professor of Yoga Department of Integrative Medicine, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, India ​Dr. Bhargav has previously worked as Assistant Professor of Yoga at Swami Vivekananda Yoga University, Bengaluru for 5 years. He has published more than 60 research papers in peer reviewed international journals in the field of integrative medicine, yoga and Ayurveda, including a book on Yoga for DepressionProf Shivarama Varambally

Prof. Shivarama Varambally MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Head (I/c)Dr. Varambally is currently heading the Department of Integrative Medicine at NIMHANS, Bengaluru. He is a clinical psychiatrist with interest in the area of Yoga and Integrative Medicine, with more than 100 research publications.

The NIMHANS Integrated Centre for Yoga has been providing yoga services since 2007 and has developed several specific yoga modules for stress and various neuropsychiatric disorders. Details are available at



The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) is a multidisciplinary institute for patient care and academic pursuit in the field of mental health and neurosciences.

NIMHANS is synonymous with providing high standards of clinical care, quality training and cutting-edge research in the frontier areas. Combined priorities for comprehensive patient care, manpower development and research, stem from the commitment to an integrated and multidisciplinary approach which addresses societal needs. The advances in genomics, computational neuroscience, mathematical modelling, neuroimaging, molecular biology and a host of new disciplines including public health,  are being translated to help  humanity in need and promote the growth of knowledge.