WHAT IS HIMALAYA YOGA OLYMPIAD?

It is not the usual yoga competition run throughout the country attracting thousands of youths. Swami Vivekananda said “yoga should not be a competition but should be based on cooperation” With this in mind HIMALAYA has been conceptualized & concretized as a team assessment program. Each team consisting of yoga practitioners are formed. They will be assessed first at Taluk level. The winners will go for district level HIMALAYA and so on till they reach International HIMALAYA. Participants from-abroad can apply. After selection by the selection committee, they will be allowed to participate in the National and International HIMALAYA.

STRUCTURE OF HIMALAYA

1. TEAMS

  • Teams of 3-4 persons shall be participating from each organization. Assessment will not be based on individuals.
  • Boys and girls will be assessed separately.
  • Separate teams should register for junior, senior and (adult categorized) Local languages or English is the medium of instruction or expression.

2. VENUES
Wherever VYASA Affiliate centers are available, the HIMALAYA will be conducted in these centers or Nehru Yuva centers, local yoga institutes will be utilized for this purpose where centers are not there, other associated Yoga centers and the facilities provided by VYASA well-wishers will be utilized for this purpose. The National and
International Himalaya will be in Prashanti Kutiram, Jigani, Bengaluru.

3. RULES AND REGULATIONS OF HIMALAYA

    • The HIMALAYA will be conducted in the following stages:
      • a) Taluk level, b) District level, c) State leve
      • d) National and International level.
    • The HIMALAYA will be conducted in all the above levels, in the following age group, for both men and women separately.
      • a) from 10 to 14 years. (Group 1a and 1b)
      • b) above 15 years and upto 24 years (Groups 2a and 2b)
      • c) above 25 years (Group 3a and 3b)
    • No participant who is below 10 years will be allowed to participate in the HIMALAYA. Proper age-proof should be given by the participant, preferably a certificate of date of birth from a competent authority before the start of HIMALAYA. Xerox copy will not be accepted.
    • Entries from various yoga institutions are invited to take part in the HIMALAYA. Each institute can send six teams with two to three participants in each for each section of every group. (A maximum of 18 participants per institution).
    • Only the top teams of each level will be selected to participate in the next level HIMALAYA. The means, the top two teams in the district will be selected to the State level HIMALAYA; the top two level teams in the states will be selected to the national and international level HIMALAYA.
    • The same team of participants of the selected teams should be fielded in the next level of HIMALAYA. No change of participants will be permitted. If the team provides the list of standbys at the time of submission of the entry, provided the entry fee for the standbys is remitted along with the team. Maximum number of standbys allowed in each section is two only.
    • The winners in person and the team as a whole will have a free visit and camp in S_VYASA (Prashanthi Kuteeram Campus) at the cost of our institution.
    • A non-refundable entry fee per participant should be sent along with the entry form. Entry fee should be paid separately for each level of HIMALAYA.
Entry Fee Details
Entry Level Entry Fee in Rs.
Village 25
Ward 50
District 100
State 250
National 500
  • The decision of the technical committee is final and binding in all matters of dispute in and during the HIMALAYA.
  • The participants should wear the following costumes when they perform “Asanas, Pranayama, Mudras, Bandhas and Kriyas:
    • a. Boys/men: white short with tight langota
    • b. Girls/women: Salwar Kurta tailored to suit or single piece, swim suit or gymnastic suit or as they wear their costumes in the national competitions.

5. ASSESSMENT

  • Suryanamaskara-Grace, natural smile
    on the face, flexibility and continuity.
  • Asana – Grace, relaxation, natural smile
    on the face, flexibility and maintenance.
  • Pranayama – Slowness, relaxation, grace, kevala kumbhak duration, sounds in Ujjayi, Bhramari and Bhramar balance be¬tween the two nostrils.
  • Bandhas – Correctness, relaxation, effortlessness special bhavas
  • Mudras – Special bhavas and a natural smile on the face
  • Kriyas – Ease of performance-mastery level.
Taluk & Ward Level
Juniors Seniors Adults
10 years to 14 years 15 years upto 24 Above 25 years
Suryanamaskara 12 steps 1 round 12 steps 1 round 12 steps 1 round
Asanas Vṛikṣāsana 13 Ardha Uṣṭrāsana 18 Ardha Uṣṭrāsana 18
Ardha Cakrāsana 15 Vakrāsana 20 Vakrāsana 20
Trikoṇāsana 16 Pavanamuktāsana 25 Bhujangāsana 21
Bhadrāsana 17 Bhujangāsana 21 Ardhamatsyendrasana
Bhujangāsana 21 Śalabhāsana 22 Śetubandhāsana 24
Śalabhāsana 22 Pāda-Hastāsana 14 Ardha Cakrāsana 15
Śetubandhāsana 24 Śetubandhāsana 24 Pavanamuktāsana 25
Pāda-Hastāsana 14 Trikoṇāsana 16 Trikoṇāsana 16
Pranayama 4. Kapālabhāti 27 4. Kapālabhāti 27 4. Kapālabhāti 27
2. Nadi shudhi panayama 2. Nadi shudhi panayama 2. Nadi shudhi panayama
Nadiśodhana 29 Nadiśodhana 29 Nadiśodhana 29
Bhrāmarī Prāṇāyāma 30 Bhrāmarī Prāṇāyāma 30 Bhrāmarī Prāṇāyāma 30
6. Dhyāna in Śambhavī Mudra 6. Dhyāna in Śambhavī Mudra 6. Dhyāna in Śambhavī Mudra
District Level
Suryanamaskara 12 steps 1 round 12 steps 1 round 12 steps 1 round
Asanas Vakaräsana Vakaräsana Vakaräsana
Ardhakati Cakräsana Ardhakati Cakräsana Ardhakati Cakräsana
Ustrasana Ustrasana Ustrasana
Pädahastäsana Pädahastäsana Pädahastäsana
Bhujangāsana Bhujangāsana Bhujangāsana
Optionals Two asanas of their choice Two asanas of their choice Two asanas of their choice
Pranayama i) Nadisuddhi, ii) Bhramari i) Nadisuddhi, ii) Bhramari i) Nadisuddhi, ii) Bhramari

 

State Level
Suryanamaskara 12 steps 1 round
Compulsory Asanas Uttithaparasva Konasana (9) Garudasana (56) Padahasthasana (46)
Padahastasana (46) Natarajasana (591) Ustrasana (41)
Yoga Mudrasana (120) Ekapadasirsa (371) Yoganidjasana (391)
Dhanurasana (63) Ekapadarajakapotasana (541) Dhanurasana (63)
Yoga Nidrasana (391) Suptakonasana (247) Halasana (243)
Maricasana (146) Maricasana (146) Gomukhasana (81)
Optionals Two asanas of their choice Two asanas of their choice Two asanas of their choice
Pranayama i) Candranuloma i) Suryanuloma i) Nadisuddhi
ii) Sithalikarana Pranayama ii) Sitkari ii) Sadanta
Kriya i) Kapalabhati ii) Jalaneti i) Kapalabhati ii) Jalaneti i) Jalaneti ii) Kapalabhati
Mudra & Bandha i) Cin i) Cin i) Cin
ii) Cinmaya ii) Cinmaya ii) Cinmaya
iii) Adi iii) Adi iii) Adi
iv) Bramha iv) Bramha iv) Bramha
National & International Level
Suryanamaskara 12 steps 1 round 12 steps 1 round 12 steps 1 round
Compulsory Asanas Garudasana (56) Parsvottanasana (28) Padahastasana (46)
Uttitha Trikonasana (4) Paripurna Navasana (78) Ustrasana (41)
Urdhva Padmasarvangasana (261) Kraunacasana (142) Yoganidrasana (391)
Parsva Dhanurasana (65) Urdhva dhanurasana (486) Dhanurasana (63)
Garbhapindasana (116) Kurmasana (365) Halasana (243)
Pasasana (329) Ardha Matsyendrasana (314) Gomukhasana (81)
Optionals Two asanas of their choice Two asanas of their choice Two asanas of their choice
Pranayama Suryabedhana ii) Bhramari i) Ujjayi Nadisuddhi
ii) Bhramari ii) Sadanta
Kriya Trataka (Daksina jatru) 1. Seetkarma Kapalabhati 1. Danda Dhouti
ii) Sutraneti 2. Viutkarma Kapalabhati 2. Vastra Dhouti
iii) Jala Neti. 3. Sutraneti 3. Seetkarma Kapalabhati
Mudra & Bandha i) Surya, ii) Naga, iii) Sivalinga i) Jalandhara, ii) Uddiyana i) Jalandhara, ii) Uddiyana

 

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