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Can yoga be a career path? What career prospects are there for a yoga practitioner?


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Yoga began with the very first dawn of civilization. Lord Shiva is believed to be the originator of Yoga and then transferred his knowledge of it to humankind. Since then yoga has been practiced and gained the attention of people from other countries as well. Yoga offers its aspirants a healthy way of living life through which one could gain all kind of health i.e mental, physical and emotional which enables one to live their life to its fullest potential. It is the primary reason that yoga is popular all over the world today.

Career Path in Yoga

Health determines the quality of life for every creature alive. Being healthy means being able to give your best performance in all the aspects of one’s life. Modern Society is well aware of the need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent their self from getting caught into any kind of chronic illness or health condition. Yoga isn’t only a way of keeping one’s  mental and physical fitness but it also functions as a therapy it has huge health benefits. A few severe illness or conditions that have been declared non-treatable by medical science had been treated completely by the well-disciplined practice of yoga. Due to this reason, yoga therapists are also in high demand in both private and public sector. Making it an appealing career options for science students.Yoga has been emerging as the most growing career path in the last few years holding promising job prospects not Just in India but in several others countries as well.Previously only a small population was aware of it but through first International  Yoga Day on 21st June 2015, yoga has acquired tremendous attention from all over the world. It has also been added as a subject in schools and plenty of universities are planning to provide Yoga Courses in diploma, degree and masters programme which in turn has made an immense need of yoga teachers all across the country.Yoga is also in demand in the sports person as it helps them to recover from any kind of injury because of their particular field. Indian government organisation known as QCI (quality council of India) has also started certification of yoga for yoga professionals in which best aspirants gets a choice to work in foreign countries which offer them a handsome salary and a chance to explore a new culture, religion and beliefs.

 

 

Courses Available

Anyone who is energic and loves to indulge in physical activities or have been practising yoga just a hobby stands as a perfect candidate to have a career in the field of yoga.A school student from any stream could pursue a degree course in yoga but for the scientific course in yoga one has to be a science student, or one could pursue a diploma course in yoga simply after graduation.Though some institutes also provide master's degree in yoga right after graduation while some demand a diploma before going into a masters course. PhD courses are also available in Yoga in a very small number of institutes.Some institutes also allow admission for international students.There are several courses available to pursue yoga as a career such as:

  1. Yoga Instructor/ Trainer
  2. Yoga Therapist
  3. Yoga Teachers
  4. Yoga Naturopath
  5. Yoga Aerobic Instructor
  6. Clinical Psychologist
  7. Yoga Aerobic Instructor
  8. One could also open his/her own business if interested.

There are several university s that provide yoga courses. Some of the most recognised universities are given below:

  1. Swami Vivekananda Yoga AnusandhanaSamasthana, Bengaluru
  2. University of Patanjali, Haridwar
  3. GurukulKangriVishwavidhaylaya, Haridwar
  4. DevSanskritiVishwavidhaylaya, Haridwar
  5. GujratAyurvedicUniversity, Jamnagar
  6. Lakshmibai National University, Gwalior
  7. Maharshi MaheshYogic Vedic Vishwavidhyalaya, Katni

From the above information, one could simply understand how bright and successful careers are available in the field of Yoga. It is a career path that is growing rapidly and there is a huge market available for it and it allows you to maintain a good health throughout your entire career. Very few career allows people to work abroad which acts as a plus point for this career. So just go ahead, follow your heart, become a successful person and enjoy a healthy and happy life.

For further queries and related information, you can approach the Professional Experts at CareerGuide. Hope this will help you! 

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