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.
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.
You can help increase the awareness and popularity of yoga in our culture by becoming a member. Your support helps USA Yoga to raise the awareness and acceptance of yoga through public events and the promotion and marketing of those events.
If you are passionate about yoga and would like to see more people incorporating yoga into their lives then please join USA Yoga.