1.More people meditated daily in 2021 but for lesser time as compared to 2020
Top reasons for practicing yoga and meditation was reducing stress and anxiety, to become calmer, more productive, increase self-confidence, 2.improve focus, for peace and happiness, better sleep, and finally for improved and healed relationships
3.Most users seem to have made their peace with COVID-19 as 66% users said masks not being mandatory did not make them feel anxious or worried and 71% are excited to resume their pre-pandemic lifestyle
A recent pan-India survey conducted by ThinkRight.me, India’s leading wellness app, reveals that the pandemic led a large amount of people to opt for meditation and yoga as a part of their routine. About 44% of the surveyed individuals said they started meditating in the pandemic and about 81% of them meditated every day spending a cumulative 2 Bn minutes. However, it was noticed that even though a greater number of people meditated in 2021, they spent lesser amount of time doing the activity as compared to the app’s survey conducted last year. Another insight from the survey was how most users seem to have made their peace with COVID-19 as 66% users said masks not being mandatory did not make them feel anxious or worried and 71% are excited to resume their pre-pandemic lifestyle of getting back to colleges and offices fully.
ThinkRight.me belongs to the house of JetSynthesys, Pune-based new age digital entertainment and technology company with a global foray in three key ecosystems – gaming and esports, digital entertainment, wellness and livelihoods. The survey was conducted across multiple cities featuring age groups of 18 to 60 years and more, where 47% of the respondents belonged to non-metro cities.
Overall, it was seen that 66% of the users practiced yoga and meditation for reducing stress and anxiety, 46% to become calmer and the same amount of people chose yoga and meditation to increase their self-confidence. 33% wanted improved focus towards their work and studies and 32% believed yoga and meditation made them feel at peace and happy. The reason for 32% of the people to choose this activity was better sleep and 27% wanted better productivity. 19% wanted improved and healed relationships.
Talking about the survey, Rajan Navani, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of JetSynthesys, said, “The need for mindful living accompanied by wellness measures like yoga, meditation, and positive daily affirmations has been at an all-time high in the recent years. At ThinkRight.me, we’ve always been a firm believer of the power of the combined force of all three practices. Since last year, in a bid to understand the needs of our consumers better, we started doing a holistic survey to gauge what aspects of their lives they needed help navigating. This is the second year of us doing the same survey and we’re realising that peace, happiness, and personal growth are still top priority for users when they embark on this journey. With World Yoga Day round the corner, we hope more individuals understand the benefits of yoga and meditation and as a collective population, we’re able to deal with the vagaries of modern-day existence better.”
Additionally, the survey revealed the reasons for individuals opting for meditation were varied between men and women. While the order of preference among female users was personal growth, peace, happiness followed by stress release and better sleep, for men it is peace and happiness first, followed by personal growth, stress relief, and better sleep in that order. It was also observed that the pandemic gave rise to people practicing daily affirmations and about 50% of the total people survey practiced it actively during the pandemic. Lastly, people working in the private sector and those who are self-employed were seen to be more active in the practice of yoga and meditation.
Evolving continually to meet the needs of users in this dynamic ever-changing world, ThinkRight.me recently bolstered its service offerings with a dedicated section for kids, a digital journal, meditation timers, breath timers, chants timers, as well as categories that serve to focus on breathwork, sleep, and Yog Nidra.
ThinkRight.me is India’s leading wellness app encompassing yoga, meditation and mindfulness, featuring a diverse set of experts who specialise in the art of meditation, yoga, and mindful living. We believe in the philosophy that – your thoughts impact your life on various levels. ThinkRight.me amplifies the power of positive thoughts, affirmations, and creative visualisations to recreate your life. And since positivity should have a holistic approach – our philosophy is expanded under – Think Right, Live Right, and Do Right. A part of JetSynthesys, well-known digital entertainment and technology company, ThinkRight.Me has witnessed 3.5M+ downloads from more than 121 countries of the world since its launch.
JetSynthesys is a new age digital entertainment and technology company with a global foray in three key ecosystems – gaming and esports, digital entertainment, wellness and livelihoods. With millions of consumers across 180 countries, JetSynthesys builds world class products, platforms, and services in these three verticals, aiming to touch the lives of billions of consumers. Since its launch in 2014, under the leadership of Rajan Navani (Vice Chairman & Managing Director), JetSynthesys has built a powerful ecosystem of technology, talent, content, and distribution stacks, and is committed to delivering delightful moments to all stakeholders across multiple digital worlds, aptly titled the #Jetverse.
The Pune-headquartered company is backed by industry biggies like Kris Gopalakrishnan, Adar Poonawalla, Sachin Tendulkar, and the multi-billion-dollar family offices of the promoters of Thermax, Triveni Group, Yohan
Poonawalla Group and DSP Group. With offices in Europe, UK, and US, JetSynthesys is a key player in India’s digital landscape. Built on innovation and new-age culture, representing the new-age economy, JetSynthesys is working towards building a digital ecosystem for consumers, to be the one-stop solution for all their digital needs. It is perfectly poised to create success stories at scale through made in India apps with the best talent available globally, funded through Indian capital.
JetSynthesys is part of the diversified JetLine Group of Companies, the roots of which originated in 1930s in Bangkok, Thailand with a presence in India since 1974. Established by the Late Kishinchand Navani in 1937, the growth in Thailand and South-East Asia over several decades has resulted in large scale manufacturing industries in textiles, packaging, electronics, and real estate development amongst others.