The “mYoga” application, developed by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Ministry of Ayush in partnership with the World Health Organisation was launched on June 21, 2021 on the occasion of International Yoga Day.
The Ministry of AYUSH and the World Health Organization (WHO) had jointly undertaken a project in mid 2019, focussing on mobile-Yoga. It envisaged the concept of the ‘Be Healthy, Be Mobile’ (BHBM) under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to achieve Universal Health Coverage by 2030. Be Healthy, Be Mobile (BHBM) initiative is a global partnership led by WHO which supports the scale up of mobile health (m-Health) technology within the scope of the National Health system to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
The m-Yoga project focuses on four areas:
Common Yoga Protocol for General Wellness;
Yoga for mental health and resilience;
Yoga for Adolescents; and
Yoga for pre - Diabetics.
Overview of the app
WHO mYoga is an app for the general public to use regularly, providing Yoga learning and practice sessions of varying durations.
The app was developed through review of scientific of literature and extensive international expert consultation processes.
The app is safe and secure, collecting no data from users at all, and can be used as a daily yoga companion for persons aged 12-65 years.
It is available in English and in Hindi
The app comprises a collection of videos and audio practice sessions that users can do in the comfort of their own home, as and when they wish.