Acceptance, non-violence (ahimsa) and respect for oneself, etc., are the foundations of yoga. Bringing yoga to a new generation is the reason for its approval in a global competition. It has been recognised that yoga competitions interest young people who would not otherwise have been connected to yoga. Yoga, quite similar to some forms of gymnastics, is physically intense and involves focus and grace. In December 2014, the General Assembly Of the united nation globally-recognized Yoga Day.
The yoga National and world championships are held every year.
Participants will deliver a series of yoga poses to a panel of judges during the contest. Five mandatory postures will be performed by each athlete within three minutes: standing head-to-knee pose, standing bow-pulling pose, bow pose, rabbit pose, and stretching pose. After that, opponents will carry out two poses of their choice. The poses are intended to show how anyone in the body can have excellent strength, balance, and versatility.