The 41st National Yoga Sports Championship will be held from 12th to 16th November, 2016 at Mega Sports Complex (Khelgaon), Hotwar, Ranchi (Jharkhand) to be organized by Jharkhand Yoga Association under the auspices of Yoga Federation of India ....... ....... For participation please contact Mr. Ashok Kumar Aggarwal (Secretary General - Yoga Federation of India) Mobile No.+91-94174-14741, e-mail:- yfiashok2000@yahoo.co.in
Rules for National National Yoga Sports Championship...
 

The National Yoga Sports Championship will be held in the following six categories:

  1. National Yogasana Competition
  2. National Artistic Yoga Competition
  3. National Artistic Pair Yoga Competition
  4. National Rhythmic Yoga Competition
  5. National Free Flow Yoga Dance Competition
  6. National Professional Yogasana Competition

1. National Yogasana Competition: National Yogasana Competition will be held in the following Age Groups both for males and females separately:

  1. Sub Junior GROUP - (A) - 08-11 Years Boys and Girls
  2. SUB JUNIOR GROUP - (B) - 11-14 Years Boys and Girls
  3. JUNIOR GROUP - 14-17 Years Boys and Girls
  4. SENIOR GROUP - (A) - 17-21 Years Men and Women
  5. SENIOR GROUP - (B) - 21-25 Years Men and Women
  6. SENIOR GROUP - (C) - 25-35 Years Men and Women
  7. SENIOR GROUP - (D) - above 35 Years Men and Women

Number of Entries:

  • Maximum Three Competitors of either sex in each Age Group from each State/ Union Territory Yoga Associations will be allowed to participate.

2 National Artistic Yoga Competition

3 National Artistic Pair Yoga Competition

4 National Rhythmic Yoga Competition

Age Groups :- The Artistic Yoga, Artistic Pair Yoga and Rhythmic Yoga Competition will be held in the following two age groups.

  1. JUNIOR GROUP - 8-17 Years
  2. SENIOR GROUP - 17 -35 Years

Number of Entries:-

  • Two Entries of each State Team in each category in Junior Group and Senior Group separately will be allowed to participate in the National Artistic Yoga Competition, National Artistic Pair Yoga Competition & National Rhythmic Yoga Competition.

2. National Artistic Yoga competition (Instructions)

  • The Artistic Yoga Competition will be held in Junior (8-17 Years) and Senior
    (17 -35 Years) Age Groups Males & Females separately.
  • Artistic Yoga consists of presentation of various Asanas (postures) including forward and backward bending, balancing, lying postures, sitting postures, etc. performed with music.
  • It is synchronization of body movement with music (without break).
  • Number of postures performed should be 8-10 of competitor’s choice.
  • Time duration for the presentation will be 120 to 150 seconds.
  • The competitor will maintain each posture for atleast 3-5 seconds during the performance.
  • The transition from one posture to another posture should be slow & Artistic.

3. National Artistic Pair Yoga COMPETITION (Instructions)

  • The Artistic Pair Yoga Competition (either both Girls or both Boys or a Boy and a Girl) will be held in Junior (8-17 Years) and Senior (17 -35 Years) Age Groups.
  • Artistic Pair Yoga consists of presentation of various Asanas (postures) including forward and backward bending, balancing, lying postures, sitting postures etc. including pyramid making, performed with music.
  • Both the participants will perform two different postures at a time. Performing same posture will be a disqualification.
  • Body touch is allowed in the competition as per the discretion of the competitors.
  • Making of pyramid will be given preference.
  • Synchronization of body movements with music will be given top preference.
  • Number of postures performed should be 8-10 of competitor’s choice.
  • Time duration for the presentation will be 120-150 seconds.
  • The competitor will maintain each posture for atleast 3-5 seconds during the performance.
  • The transition from one posture to another posture should be slow, Artistic and Synchronized.

4. National Rhythmic Yoga COMPETITION (Instructions)

  • The Rhythmic Yoga Competition (The pair may consist of either both the boys or both the girls) will be held in Junior(8-17 Years) and Senior (17-35 Years) Age Groups.
  • Rhythmic Yoga is also known as pair Yoga. Rhythmic Yoga is the presentation of various Asanas (postures) including forward bending, backward bending, balancing, lying postures etc. performed with music.
  • The same posture should be performed by the pair together.
  • Number of postures performed should be 8-10 of competitor’s choice.
  • There should not be any body touch between the two participants.
  • There should be perfect synchronization of body movements with the music.
  • Number of postures performed should be 8-10 of competitor’s choice.
  • Time duration for the presentation will be 120-150 seconds.
  • The competitor will maintain each posture for atleast 3-5 seconds during the performance.
  • The transition from one posture to another should be Slow, Rhythmic and Synchronized.

5. NATIONAL FREE FLOW YOGA DANCE COMPETITION (Instructions):

Number of Entries:

Only One team from One State / Union Territory can participate in the National Free Flow Yoga Dance Competition in one Open Age Group i.e. 8 to 35 years (Boys, Girls or both mixed).

  • The Free Flow Yoga Dance Competition (The team will consist of 5 players either all boys or all girls or boys and girls mixed) will be held in only one open Group (mixture of all age groups).
  • It is the presentation of various Asanas (postures) including forward bending, backward bending, balancing, lying postures etc. performed in dancing movements with music, preferably with some theme.
  • The team can perform same postures/different postures / pyramids/ free flow movements.
  • There should be perfect synchronization of body movements with the music.
  • Number of postures performed should be 8-12 Combination of Asana of competitor’s choice.
  • Time duration for the presentation will be 180-210 seconds (3 to 3½ Minutes).
  • The competitor will maintain each posture for atleast 3-5 seconds during the performance.
  • The transition from one posture to another should be Slow, Rhythmic, Synchronized and in dancing movement.
  • The performance in the Free Flow Yoga Dance Competition should be with some theme.

Note:

  • No Prop will be allowed during the performance of Artistic Yoga Competition, Artistic Pair Yoga Competition, Rhythmic Yoga Competition & Free Flow Yoga Dance Competition.
  • Devotional Music/ Spiritual Mantras / Classical Music will be given preference.

6. NationalProfessional Yogasana Competition (Instructions) :

Separate Professional Yogasana Competition for male and female competitors will be held in One Open Age Group only. Only National Yoga Referee of Yoga Federation of India are eligible to participate in the Professional Yogasana Competition as per the Syllabus of the Competition of their group. Competitor will maintain in each asana for 15 seconds during the Competition.

Note:

  • The Competitor (National Yoga Referee) can participate either in the Professional Yogasana Competition or in the Yogasana Competition of the Senior Age Groups i.e. 17-21 years, 21-25 years, 25-35 years and above 35 years.

Number of Entries:-

  1. In Yogasana Competition maximum Three Competitors of either sex in each Age Group from each State/Union Territory Yoga Associations will be allowed to participate.
  2. In Artistic Yoga Competition (Boys and Girls Separate Competition), Artistic Pair Yoga Competition, and Rhythmic Yoga Competition,Two Entries from each State/Union Territory Yoga Associations in each category separately (Junior and Senior Group) will be allowed to participate.
  3. In the Free Flow Yoga Dance Competition, Only One Entry(consisting of five players) from each State in the age group of 8 to 35 years will be allowed to participate.
  4. In Professional Yogasana Competition, maximum Three Competitors in male and female separately from one State will be allowed to participate.  

Total strength of the State Yoga Team:

  • Only those players who are participating in National Yogasana Competition can participate in Artistic Yoga, Artistic Pair Yoga, Rhythmic Yoga and Free Flow Yoga Dance Competition. Thus the total strength of Yoga Players from each unit should not exceed 42 (21 Males & 21 Females) plus Wild Card Entry Players, if any.
  • In Professional Yogasana Competition only Team Coaches / National Yoga Referees accompanying the State Team will be allowed to participate. The participants have to submit the proof of their Yoga Profession to the panel of the Referees at the time of competition.

Wild Card Entry in the National Yoga Sports Championship:-

  • Some times due to clash of dates of State Yoga Sports Championship with the dates of Asian / World Yoga Sports Championship, the players participating in Asian / World Yoga Sports Championship are not been able to participate in their State Yoga Sports Championship, hence they miss the chance to participate in National Yoga Sports Championship. Under these circumstances, the Asian and World Yoga Participants/Champions of the current session will be allowed to participate directly in the National Yoga Sports Championship through WILD CARD ENTRY during that particular session only, in addition to the other three participants of that particular age group of their State Yoga Team already selected through their respective State Yoga Sports Championship. The player has to get the permission from the Secretary General, Yoga Federation of India, for participation in the National Yoga Sports Championship through their State Secretary for Wild Card Entry.

Date of Birth (Cut Out Date) :-

  • The cut out date of the Date of Birth of player will be as stands on 31 st December of the session of the Championship for National / Zonal / State / District Yoga Sports Championship.

Dress of Competitors :-

  • The male competitors will wear skin tight Sports Shirt and Short in the Yoga Competition and attractive costume in the Artistic and Rhythmic Yoga Competition during National Yoga Sports Championship.’
  •  The female competitors will wear skin tight Sports Shirt and Short/Gymnastics Costume and attractive costume in the Artistic and Rhythmic Yoga Competition however the female competitors in the age groups of 25-35 years, above 35 years and Professional Yogasana Competition may wear tight track bottom and tight Sport Shirt during National Yogasana Competition.
Entry Proforma:
  • The Entry Proforma Can be download from the website www.yogaefderationofindia.com/enryproforma.xlsm or click to download. Entryproforma.
  • The entry proforma should be duly filled in Excel File (XLSM) in Capital Letters and sent to the Secretary General, Yoga Federation of India online at email: yfiashok2000@yahoo.co.in by the last date of entry closed.

Medical Fitness Certificate:

  • The Medical Fitness Certificate of the player is compulsory. Each player will submit Medical Fitness Certificate at least from M.B.B.S. Doctor, to the Scorer before their performance during the Championship.

Risk Certificate/Declaration/Undertaking by the Competitor :-

  • Player will submit Risk Certificate / Declaration / Undertaking Forms duly filled and signed (In case of minor participants, the parents of minor participants will sign the risk certificate / Declaration Certificate) and counter signed by the State Secretary of their respective state, to the scorer before their performance during the competition.

Player Registration Card:-

  • The Yoga Players participating in the National Yoga Sports Championship should have Player Registration Card issued by Yoga Federation of India.

Photographs of Players:

  • Each player should have EIGHT latest coloured Photographs of 2.5 x 3 cm while coming for their performance during the Championship, the same to be pasted on the Participation/Merit Certificate of the player.

Photographs of Officials:

  • Each Official should have Two latest coloured Photographs of 2.5 x 3 cm with them, the same to be pasted on the Souvenir Certificate for officials.
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