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International Yoga Day
Competetion

Celebrate Authentic Yoga This International Yoga Day! Experience one full-day of Enlightening content and classes. experience the Original Yoga.

21 June 2024

International Yoga Day

Celebrate Authentic Yoga This International Yoga Day! Experience one full-day of Enlightening content and classes. experience the Original Yoga.

Welcome to the Nithyananda Yoga International Yoga Day Competition, hosted by the United States of KAILASA, by the grace of THE SPH BHAGAVAN SRI NITHYANANDA PARAMASHIVAM.

This competition is a first-of-its-kind opportunity for participants worldwide to perform and participate in traditional, Authentic Yoga as per the ancient enlightened Vedic and Hindu civilizations’ scriptures. The competition offers a unique chance to experience Yoga straight from the source, as it was intended to be.

The Yoga Competition will be held in the online arena, with Participants submitting links to their videos via the sign-up form by the 19th of June, with the winners being announced on the 21st of June, on International Yoga Day.

The competition celebrates Authentic Yoga practice & heritage and showcases participants’ skills, knowledge, and dedication to the Science of Yoga.

International Yoga Day Events

Demonstration of 508 Yoga-asana

Nithyananda yogis will be performing 508 Yoga-asanas as revealed by THE SPH & Setting Guiness Wordl Record for performing 508 yoga-asana.

International Yoga Day Competition

The competition celebrates Authentic Yoga practice & heritage. It showcases participants’ skills, knowledge, and dedication to the Science of Yoga.

Yoga Day Presidential Address from THE SPH

Watch Live Presidential address from THE SPH NITHYANANDA PARAMASIHVAM on this Yoga day.

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Documentary on Nithyananda Yoga Paddhathi

Nithyananda Yoga is the revival of THE original Yoga!

Following Sadashiva’s initial revelation, Yogis have pursued authentic Yoga to achieve the ultimate physical form and tap into Sadashiva’s powers. Patanjali, often celebrated as the father of Yoga, introduced Ashtanga Yoga with its eight facets over 3,000 years ago. However, it’s less commonly recognized that Sadashiva had already presented Shashtanga Yoga, detailed in the Kirana Agama, more than 60,000 years prior, establishing the deeper roots and breadth of authentic Yoga practice.

Rules of Yoga Competition

  1. If participants are under 18, they must be registered by their parent (over 18) or legal guardian.
  2. All Asanas performed during the Yoga Competition will be as per Competition Category Details sourced from Nithyananda Yoga, as found in the Nithyananda Yoga e-Book.
  3. The expected attire is traditional yoga wear, tied traditionally (see video), or full covering clothing for females and full bottom half covering for males.
  4. The participants may use a Yoga mat if they so desire; however, no other Yoga Equipment or assistant devices may be used at any point.

To ensure successful participation in the Nithyananda Yoga’s International Yoga Day Competition, all participants must ensure the following technical requirements are met:

1. Participants MUST use an HD camera, such as a webcam or smartphone camera, in order for their faces to be clearly visible, and to enable judges to accurately evaluate their performance. The blurry and unclear picture will NOT be accepted.
2. The camera SHOULD be positioned in front of the participant to display the participant fully while standing, sitting, or lying on the mat. Failure to capture a full Asana will be marked accordingly by the Yoga Competition judges.
3. Participants MUST ensure the room in which they are performing the Yoga Asanas has sufficient lighting for the participant and performance to be clearly visible. Poor visibility where the participant’s face is unclear will NOT be accepted.
4. Any other technical issues or requirements not covered within this list will be dealt with appropriately, as decided by the KAILASA Events team and Yoga Acharyas at the time of issue.

The Nithyananda Yoga, International Yoga Day Competition is divided into three different categories:

  • Category A (male/female) – Beginner;
  • Category B (male/female) – Intermediate;
  • Category C (male/female) – Advanced;

The Asanas performed will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  1. Technique
  2. Stability and Strength
  3. Grace
  4. Flexibility
  5. The difficulty of the Asana

Competition Categories and Asanas

The Nithyananda Yoga International Yoga Day Competition is divided into three different categories. Participants will submit their video link via the sign-up form by the 19th of June, 2024.

Participants will select any 2 of the 4 Category Asanas provided below for the video submission. Please note that each Asana must be held for at least 20 seconds.

natarajasana

Nataraja Asana

paschimatanasana

Pascimatanasana

sirsasana

Sirsasana

baddhakekki asana

Baddhakekki Asana

maccandra asana

Maccandra Asana

parsva mayurasana

Parsva Mayurasana

paryankasana asana

Paryankasana

garudasana

Garudasana

phodyasana

Phodyasna

Anantasana

Anantasna

Viparitakarana

Viparita Karani 2

Suptakonansan

Supta Konasana

Resources

Yoga is from Paramashiva, intended to prime the body for Enlightenment. As such, Yoga should be practiced in an authentic manner, in order to receive its many benefits. The following resources provide participants and viewers context on Authentic, Nithyananda Yoga.

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How to Wear Traditional Yoga Attire?

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Nithyananda Yoga: Authentic Yoga From The Source

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Introduction to THE SPH BHAGAVAN SRI NITHYANANDA PARAMASHIVAM

Nithyananda Yoga’s International Yoga Day Competition 2024

Nithyananda Yoga’s International Yoga Day Competition 2024 – Beginner

Nithyananda Yoga’s International Yoga Day Competition 2024 – Intermediate

Nithyananda Yoga’s International Yoga Day Competition 2024 – Advanced

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