“Thought I was bulletproof until it hit me that I wasn’t emotion proof”: Malaika Arora

NEW DELHI: Our mental health is as important as our physical health. Ahead of World Mental Health Day, Malaika Arora shared a post on her instagram profile, in which asked her Instafam to share their stories. She talked about the importance of yoga that how it helped her overcome the storm inside her.

She wrote in her post:

“Tomorrow, the 10th October is World Mental Health Day. Here is a little confession. I thought I was bulletproof until it hit me that I wasn’t emotion proof. My mind started to play games with me the rules of which I didn’t know. I survived because of yoga.”

She also wrote about her “breaking point” and added, “My breaking point came in a day while I was in my first few yoga classes and my tears didn’t stop. I survived the storm within me. I will never call myself bulletproof because none of us are. I will call myself stable and in the path of continuously wanting to become mentally, physically and emotionally healthy. This is my SARVAstory. Write to us with your story because ‘we are listening’.”

World Mental Health Day is celebrated all around the globe to raise awareness around mental health issues. The day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health a reality for people worldwide.

The theme for Mental Health Day is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’. It highlights the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on people’s mental health.

The 47 year old star is currently features as a judge in India’s Next Top Model with Milind Soman and Anusha Dandekar. She is best known for her dance performances to popular tracks such as Chaiya Chaiya, Munni Badnaam Hui, Anarkali Disco Chali and Hello Hello among many others.

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