Sep 2, 2015

Yoga gets official sport status in India

Yoga is now one of the recognised sports in India. Not only that, it gets 'priority' status and thus finds a superior place among sports, and sits along with football and hockey.

  • It will create jobs for yoga teachers, yes.
  • It will further promote yoga, yes.
  • It will create favourable environment and infrastructure for yoga, yes.
  • It will lead to better fitness among sportspersons and people in general, maybe yes.
But I am not too impressed. Real yoga is too much a healing science to be called a sport; maybe, it can be called a system of alternative medicine. Maybe, not.