Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Yoga and the Olympics?

Yoga competitions are a constantly increasing worldwide activity. In India yoga has been a traditional sport for over 1200 years. The World Yoga council has recently been pushing to get yoga entered as an Olympic event. Many people are very supportive of this idea, however a lot of controversy has been raised. Will making yoga more competitive destroy the spiritual and lifestyle components of it? Below is a link to an article that got me interested in this idea.

http://yogamagazine.discover-yoga-online.com/yoga-competition.html

22 comments:

  1. wow I really didn't know Yoga is so old , very interesting

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  2. I vote no, on yoga being a sport. I love sports, and I love yoga, but I don't think they belong together. Sport is competition, yoga is freedom.

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  3. Damn, forgot to mention, FOLLOWED :O

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  4. Huh, I never knew they had competitions for this, I bet its very interesting to watch. It's crazy how flexible some people can be.

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  5. Never knew they had competitions. Could be interesting I guess. Though it is spose to be spiritual.

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  6. Who would judge these competitions? And if they accept it, I demand another look at olympic hackeysack.

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  7. Yoga would totally be a great competition to watch! Like seeing who is the most bendable and flexible! I support this idea!

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  8. Wow, I also never had any idea there were Yoga competitions. "Let's see who can relax the hardest/longest!" lol

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  9. Could you write a post about what exactly competitive yoga entails?

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  10. I didn't know competitive yoga was even possible. Seems like a fine idea though.

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  11. i dont see yoga as a competitive sport. quite the opposite actually.

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  12. i dont think that yoga matches with the olympic thought

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  13. I think that yoga shouldn't become a competitive sport, that's not the "spirit" of this activity.

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  14. lol, that sounds pretty weird to me, since you don't need to train for months or years to accomplish something that has to do with sports :S

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  15. I heard ballroom dancing may be added. Why not yoga?

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  16. Wow, I'd never really considered yoga as Olympics-worth.

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  17. I didn't even know yoga COULD BE competitive but then again I don't know much about yoga at all. That's why I'm here though! haha

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  18. Ya I agree with some of the above. How would you really judge yoga, by the difficulty of the poses?

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  19. how do they make competition ? looking how good they make the pose ? or how long ? ... would be fcking boring to watch ^^

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  20. I wonder if competition and yoga can go together. The purpose of yoga is union after all.

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  21. I don't really understand how you could make Yoga competitive? And once you did, wouldn't it pretty much be gymnastics? :P

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