It’s World Meditation Day 2020

21st May 2020

During current times, life may feel relentless and stressful, however, we all have the potential to be healthier and happier. World Meditation Day is being celebrated globally so that people everywhere can take the opportunity to press pause and reboot. 

Yoga and meditation seem to have grown during COVID-19 due to people having to stay at home, social-distance, and seeking to keep active while staying indoors. People are exploring alternative ways to manage the wellbeing of their bodies and mind. 

No prior meditation experience is necessary. If you’re not a meditator, perhaps just take 20 minutes out of your day to close your eyes, relax and reflect. You can learn and practice meditation with apps as well.

Cllr Chris Lloyd, Lead Member for Leisure, said: “It’s fantastic to hear about all the different ways people are keeping fit and healthy. With all that is going on around us, stress and anxiety are rife. There are so many simple activities that offer a fun way for communities to relax their mind and body. You can have fun, improve your mental health, increase your productivity and work output for the rest of the day. Also, phone a friend & one neighbour to see what you can do to brighten up their day.”

“The council remains committed to helping staff maintain their physical and mental well-being. It is more important now than ever given the mental wellbeing challenges that have come our way with enforced isolation and changing the way we lived and worked.”

Visit for online yoga, pilates, and other free offerings.

Please Stay Alert, Stay Fit, and Keep Happy.