At class this morning, a student shared an article from the Louisville Courier-Journal about a recent yoga competition held in southern Indiana. Because one of the features many of us enjoy about yoga is its non-competitive nature, this event struck us as quite odd. We are curious: what do you think about the idea of yoga as a “sport”? Use the “leave a comment” box below to add your feedback and ideas.
The article notes that
The competition is sanctioned by the United States Yoga Federation, which develops and promotes yoga Asana as a sport. The group is working to form an international federation and to have the sport qualify as an Olympic event.