Yoga Sports

The six disciplines of Yoga Sports: Artistic Yoga, Rhythmic Yoga, Athletic Yoga, Yoga Dance, Yoga Asanas or Hatha Yoga, Acrobatic Yoga or Acro Yoga Sport.

From 1989 every year the international yoga sports federation have world yoga championship of the six disciplines of yoga sports in Asia, America and Europe.
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The International Yoga Sports Federation ™ was founded in 1898 in Montevideo, Uruguay with HQ in India, at the Yoga Federation of India HQ.

At the election Yoga Federation of India take the presidenship of organization and Yoga Assocaiton of Uruguay take the vicepresidency with the Yoga Sports Federation of Italy. The first president was MS Vishwanath disciple and nephew of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and former vicepresident of Yoga Federation of India. The president of honour was Sri Swami Gitananda of Pondicherry, former Paton of Yoga Federation of India. The vicepresidents. Dharmachari Maitreyananda (Yogacharya Fernando Estevez-Griego) and Pietro Bonvini from Italy. In 1994 Yoga Federation of Argentina take the presidenship with Dharmachari Maitreyananda (Yogacharya Fernando Estevez-Griego) as new president from 1994 to 1999. In 2000 Gopal Ji president of Yoga Confederation of India become president from 2000 to 2009. In 2010 the Yoga Federation of Argentina take the presidenship and Eugenia Salas Hovorka (Mataji Lakshmi Devi) become president in 2010 and again in 2014. The patronship is for Yoga Federation of India: KC Sharma. Eugenia Salas Hovorka (Mataji Lakshmi Devi)was 26 time world yoga champion in many disciplines of yoga sports and one of the best coaches and master of yoga sports in the world

History 1989 to 2014

Yoga Competition history

Yoga competition is part of India's rich history. But Yoga Competitions is not Asanas Competition. It is said that the yoga asana (posture) practice originated over 5,000 years ago. Yoga Competitions have been taking place for 2,000 years now, albeit in a more philosophical and spiritual form with anothers yoga angas. Today, it is estimated that the yoga competition in its current form began about 200 years ago. At least one yoga competition takes place daily in India, Europe and America.

And world or international yoga competitions in its current from began about 30 years ago with the father of World Yoga Championships and International Yoga Sports Movement: Dharmachari Maitreyananda (Yogacharya Fernando Estevez-Griego) who is the father and founder of World Yoga Cup and World Yoga Champinship. He is the organizer of 30 world yoga championship all over the World and 40 International Yoga Championship, 50 International Yoga Asanas Championship, 60 Continental Yoga Championship. Maitreyananda is the founder and creator of Artistic Yoga™ and Rhythmic Yoga the poem and nice art of yoga.

Dharmacahri Swami Maitreyananda (Fernando Estevez-Griego) was the leader behind World and International Yoga Sports Championships with the Yoga Federation of India. He was the organizer of World Yoga Cup from 1989 in Uruguay, Spain, Italy, India, Portugal, U.S.A. Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, etc.

In this regard Maitreyananda with Swami Gitananda former Patron of Yoga Federation of India and KC Sharma are considered the founding Fathers of the International Yoga Sports Movement. Due to their inspiration and support, the International Yoga Sports Federation and International Federation of Yoga Sports instituted an annual World Yoga Championship from 1989 all over the World

The aim of Yoga Sports, as the concept of competing not only in asanas. the competitions is Pranayama, Pratihara, Concentration, Meditation , Santosha, Maitri, Karuna, Jnana, Spirituality and all the yoga angas. Was to introduce young people to the art and science of yoga through competitions. At the time, Yoga Sports was considered an ideal sport for India as no infrastructure or costly equipment was required, and people from all walks of life could achieve so much from it.

The First World Yoga Championship was held in 1989 are in Montevideo and Pondicherry under the guidance of Dharmachari Swami Maitreyananda. Today, The International Council for Yoga Sport of the International Yoga Sports Federation ois the international governing body of Yoga Sports sand is based in South America, Asia and Europe

Yoga Asanas Competions and Yoga Competions

The First World Yoga Cup and World Yoga Championship was held in 1989 in Montevideo, Uruguay under the guidance of Dharmachari Swami Maitreyananda. The First International Yoga Asanas Championship was held in 1989 in Pondicherry, India under the guidance of Swami Gitananda Maharaj.

In Europe, there is the annual European Yoga Championships organized by the Europena Yoga Asscoation and European Yoga Alliance and International Yoga Sports Federation www.interantionalyogasportsfederation.org In America there is the annual American Yoga Championships organized by the American Yoga Union and International Yoga Sports Federation ®. Asia have annual Asian Yoga Championships organized by the Asian Yoga Federation and International Yoga Sports Federation.

Competition history

Yoga competition is part of India's rich history. But Yoga Competitions is not Asanas Competition. It is said that the yoga asana (posture) practice originated over 5,000 years ago. Yoga Competitions have been taking place for 2,000 years now, albeit in a more philosophical form. Today, it is estimated that the yoga competition in its current form began about 100 years ago. At least one yoga competition takes place daily in India.

And world or international yoga competitions in its current from began about 30 years ago with the father of World Yoga Championships and International Yoga Sports Movement: Dharmachari Swami Maitreyananda (Fernando Estévez-Griego) who is the organizer of 30 world yoga championship all over the World and 40 International Yoga Championship and 40 International Yoga Asanas Championship. Maitreyananda is the founder and creator of Artistic Yoga and Rhythmic Yoga the poem and nice art of yoga.

Presidents of Yoga Sports 1989 - 2014

M.S. Vishwanth 
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
(India)
1989-1994
Swami Gitananda
(India - Canada)
President Of Honour
1989 -1993
Yogacharya Fernando Estevez Griego
Sw. Maitreyananda (Uruguay)
1994 - 1999
Yogshiromani Dr. Gopal Ji (India)
2000 - 2009
K.C. Sharma IAS 
(India)
Patron
2010 - 2014
Eugenia Salas 
(Mataji Lakshmi Devi)
Argentina
2010 - 2018
 
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