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Yoga is a practice that focuses on bringing a balance between mind and body. The conceptualization of Yoga was done around 5000 years ago and the term was first mentioned in the Rig Veda. Later, it was refined by Vedic priests who went on to document all the practices and beliefs of Yoga in Upanishads The first yoga scripts can be traced back to 200 BCE with Bhagavad Geeta (a holy book) and Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (c. 900 BCE). This tradition has been preserved with utmost purity throughout centuries by Gurus, scholars, kings, people of India.  But, the first systematic and structured representation of yoga was made in Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra. Finally, the western world was introduced to the nuances of Yoga in the 19th century and Swami Vivekanand Swami Vivek Anand is accredited for its modern revival.


The whole idea of Yoga is to make one experience the deepest self and the cosmic consciousness. The practice of Yoga focuses on breathing, strength, and flexibility to gain holistic wellbeing. It can be defined as a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices, exercise, and meditation Yoga, with its powerful techniques for creating a sense of inner peace, harmony, and clarity of mind has been widely adopted by the east and the west. 

Advantages of Practising Yoga:

Regular yoga practice and incorporating it into daily life come with many mental and physical benefits. Some of the major benefits include: 

  • Yoga comes with the ability to lower stress hormones and helps to cope with anxiety issues. So, it promotes relaxation of the body and mind.

  • Consistent practice of yoga helps in improving overall heart health and therefore reduces the risk of heart diseases. 

  • Some researchers have demonstrated that yoga practice can help in reducing/curing chronic pain (with a range of possible causes).

  • The practice of yoga includes breathing exercises, as a result, it improves overall breathing and helps to build endurance. 

  • In addition to these benefits, yoga proves beneficial in improving flexibility and enables strength building too. 

Learning theoretical and practical aspects of yoga in India is an authentic experience. Students who are beginning yoga or have an inclination towards it can pursue their higher education from Study in India partner institutes. So, come, learn in India and teach to the world.

When it comes to Yoga as a discipline for higher education, students are enlightened with the classical theory of yoga and how the practice of yoga is beneficial for human life. Further, the main emphasis is given to practical sessions so as to properly train the students and make them ready for professional careers.  

Program Levels: 

The Study in India partner institutes provides Yoga courses in 2 levels namely - Undergraduate and Postgraduate. The choice of courses depends on students and eligibility set by different institutes. 

1) Undergraduate (UG) 

A bachelor’s degree in Yoga discipline is a full-time course with a duration of 3-year and the students can pursue it after completing their 10+2 in any stream. 

2) Post Graduate (PG) 

A master’s degree in Yoga discipline is a full-time course with a duration of 2 years and the students can pursue it after completing their graduation in any stream. 

Please note the eligibility for Yoga courses differs across institutes. Therefore, before applying the students can confirm it through the Institute Search page. 

Career Options: 

After obtaining a degree in Yoga, students have a handful of career options to choose and some of them are mentioned below. 

Yoga Instructor 

Yoga Therapist

Yoga Specialist 

Yoga Aerobic Instructor

Instructor / Trainer in a Health Club

Therapists and Naturopaths

Study in India Partner Institute for YOGA COURSES.

No. of Institute :

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)

Location: Manipal ,Karnataka
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating: 3.30
No.of Seats: 174

Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences

Location: Solan ,Himachal Pradesh
Type: Private
NIRF Ranking: Yes
NAAC Rating:
No.of Seats: 1512

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