Czech yoga sport championship 2016- April 28 – Arkády Pankrác
This April the Czech Sport Yoga Club is hosting another Czech yoga sport championship. The event takes place under the patronage of the IYSF (International Yoga Sport Federation) whose main effort is to develop Yoga Sports into an official Olympic Sport.
Through the competition in yoga we intend to inspire and stimulate the general public that yoga improves the lifestyle and health of today’s society. The Czech Yoga Sport Championship will take place in the shopping mall Arkády. This somewhat controversial step aroused enormous interest not only by the people who have never practiced yoga before, but also by a number of media outlets. Until now, yoga has been perceived by the public solely as a philosophical discipline. That is why the mediation of this unusual sport concept began to arouse great excitement.
The main objective of organizing a yoga championship in a public place, as it has been done for hundreds of years in India, is to promote yoga as a sporting event rather than just a spiritual matter for only enlightened and educated yogis.
The inclusion of yoga into the sport category will significantly affect the public´s perception of yoga and help integrate it within the common sports. The physical and mental benefits of yoga can be easily accessible to children, teenagers, adults, seniors and importantly to physically, disabled people.