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Yes, in case you didn’t know, there is a USA Yoga Federation that wants to promote yoga as a sport. Before you get your mat in a knot, there are a few things you should consider first:
- Yoga asana competitions have taken place in India, the birthplace of yoga, for hundreds of years.
- In its mission statement, USA Yoga says that it wants to develop yoga into a sport to help support yoga athletes and inspire others to try yoga.
- BKS Iyengar, the man who wrote the book on yoga, gave the organization his blessing.
Also, how cool would it be to see those who dedicate their lives to the practice of yoga display jaw-dropping poses? Find out more about the 2013 USA Yoga Asana Championship.