Yoga is a physical practice of meditation and is a state of physical, mental and spiritual transcendentalism. It is a state in which human mind is at absolute ease and peace and free of all tensions and evil. Lately it has been used a lot for exercising purposes, with its various or positions. Yoga, traditionally was a means of reaching a higher state in your mind, though now a days it is used for health reasons, as it keeps your entire system fit. Yoga courses are offered by various health institutions as a medication now.
Various colleges and universities offer Yoga courses on Diploma and short term certificate courses. Various Bachelor courses in Physical Education involving Yoga as specialization are also available. For these courses one need to be physically fit and fulfill the criteria of the respective colleges.
Some of the Universities and Colleges of the country that offer courses in yoga, or institutions and ashrams having this provisions are:
- Alagappa University, Tamil Nadu
- Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth
- Andhra University, Andhra Pradesh
- Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal University, Maharashtra
- Academy of Meditation, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
- Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Andhra Pradesh
- Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, UP
- Sri Venkateshwara University, Andhra Pradesh
- Yoga University, Maharashtra
If you are willing to do a professional course on yoga or want it as a carrier, then you need to enroll yourself under one of the colleges providing professional degrees in the course. Some of them have a proper eligibility test and interview, for which you will have to have proper knowledge of body anatomy and Physical Education. Also learn about the history and origin of yoga.
Yoga also includes philosophy, anatomy, exercises, meditation and various ideas and principles of Yoga , and to teach all this, the institutions require professional yoga researchers or learners. You can work in the teaching, research areas or in the curing department. Yoga has power to heal a lot of health problems also, like arthritis, depression, anxiety, bad digestion, joint pains and blood pressure and thereby opening opportunities for a yoga instructor in health organizations as well.