Yoga is a Sport!
USA Yoga is so happy to announce that The Sports Ministry of India has recognized yoga as a sports discipline and placed it in the ‘priority’ category alongside other sports such as football, swimming, and squash.
The Sports Ministry voted on September 1, 2015, in accord with the Narendra Modi government’s dedicated plan to give yoga a global presence. The ministry feels making yoga an official sport will go a long way in achieving their goal. USA Yoga congratulates and thanks the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi on this historic achievement. Find out more about the history of Yoga Sport here.
2017 National Championship
See the regional results here.
USA Yoga is a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of developing and promoting Yoga Asana (yoga postures) as a sport.
Yoga Asana competitions originated in India hundreds of years ago and are still being conducted there today. USA Yoga is now bringing this spirit of healthy competition to the United States, where, according to the most recent study by SGMA, more than 22 million people practice yoga in the US today.
USA Yoga believes that the sport of Yoga Asana will inspire many of these practitioners to improve their practices and encourage many newcomers to take up the practice of yoga and the sport of Yoga Asana.
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Join the yoga competition movement by submitting an entry online or competing at one of our exciting live yoga events.
We have Qualifiers across the country as well as four Super Regionals:
Yoga at the Arnold Sports Festival.
Is our Central/North Super Regional and will host a Qualifier round on Friday with the Super Regional on Saturday.
We have other multi-state Qualifiers scheduled around the USA:
2016-2017 USA Yoga MidAtlantic States Qualifier
2016-2017 USA Yoga Southern States Qualifier