Over the last decade, yoga has become incredibly important as it continues to gain major prominence all over the globe. Yoga reduces stress and keeps the mind and body healthy. Statistics show that there are 300 million people in the world who practice yoga. And for those who had always wanted to try yoga but never took the plunge, the pandemic and the COVID-induced lockdowns came as a blessing in disguise. One of the best forms of physical, mental and spiritual practice, yoga was best suited for the quarantine period. On International Day Of Yoga today, many celebrities came forward to talk about how yoga helped them stay physically fit and mentally positive amid the pandemic. Actress Mouni Roy said that yoga became her fitness routine amid the pandemic with gyms shut. ‘It also helped me stay calm. I have been doing Pranayama apart from the regular yoga exercises that I do as it helps strengthen your lungs’, said the actress.