Yoga competition? First time I have heard about such a competition… “We hope to spread the practice of yoga through competition.” Nagashree says. As well, it may give practitioners motivation to do it better… I know Mdm Lakshmi sends lots of housewives to participate in the competition, in a way to praise and encourage their involvement in yoga.

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Today, we invite ourselves to the state yoga competition at the Exhibition Ground in Mysore. There are countless paticipants, divided in various age groups, and Mdm Lakshmi, Sir Mahadev and Sheshadri all are down for being the judge. The stage at the exhibition ground is divided into 3 sections and each section has 4 judges.

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Each participant is asked to post 3 compounsory and 2 self-selected asanas, all together 5 asanas. Each asana is judged by the fine posture of accuracy based on the B.K.S. Iyengar book, “Light on Yoga”.

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Participants and the judges…

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Jing

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