2021 Tokyo Olympics – the wait is over
The postponed summer 2020 Olympics are now just over 2 months away, so as a family mad keen on sports from sailing, athletics, rugby, hockey volleyball and canoeing (all with varying levels of success I might add), I thought I’d have a think and draw both similarities and differences between the two – and if their paths will ever meet.
Yoga styles and Olympic sports
Yoga values / Olympic Educational Themes
- Inquiry, Safety & Quality
- Compassion, Peace & Kindness
- Hard Work, Discipline & Commitment
- Honesty, Integrity & Service
- Optimism, Enthusiasm & Happiness
- Acceptance, Healing & Forgiveness
- Mysticism, Gratitude & Freedom
(Is it) All about winning?
Is yoga a sport?
In my mind, sport is about being active, doing a form of exercise that you enjoy – be it travelling quicker (swim, bike, run, row, ride, sail), lifting heavier weights or completing against another person or team with clear outcomes (hockey, volleyball, badminton) to ‘win.’
Recently ‘yoga competitions’ have started (of which I know little about) – but I’m not sure how this does not conflict with non competitive nature and essense or intention of yoga. Yoga isn’t purely about the physical yoga asana’s but as much about the sense of being present, calm and more settled in one self. Yoga competitions have been run since 2009 by the USA Yoga Federationm, with yoga being registered as a sport.
I guess we will have to wait and see how things evolve.
Yoga for Men (and Women) / Sports for all (??)
Yoga and Sport For All
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