ABOUT SINGAPORE YOGA SPORTS FEDERATION
Singapore Yoga Sports Federation is a national organization formed for the purpose of developing and promoting Yoga Asana (yoga postures) as a sport.
Yoga Asana, Kriyas, and Breathing competitions originated in India thousands of years ago as they do it in every Yoga Schools/Gurukul and are still being conducted there today. Singapore Yoga Sports Federation is now bringing this spirit of healthy competition to the Singapore Yoga Community, where, according to the most recent study by the Organization “Yoga Community of Singapore” more than 4 million people practice yoga in Singapore today. Singapore Yoga Sports Federation believes that the sport of Yoga Asana will inspire many of these practitioners to improve their practices and encourage many newcomers to take up the practice of yoga and the sport of Yoga Asana.
Yoga is the best art and science of life, mankind ever had in the history. Yoga has a significant role to play in the healthy growth of body and mind especially in this age of mounting stress and strain. Because of its manifold benefits, yoga is gaining world wide recognition. But to give impetus to any programme, some platform is required. Therefore, for the preservation and expansion of yoga, the great ancient culture, art and indigenous sports of civilisation, an organization was required to be constituted at National Level of Singapore. In view to the realization of that aim, the Singapore Yoga Federation came into existence. Singapore Yoga Federation affiliated and a registered member of International Yoga Sports Federation Switzerland (IYSF) and Asian Yoga Sports Federation (AYSF). Singapore Yoga Federation running the Yoga Sports Competition since 2007 with the help of different yoga schools and organizations.
The Singapore Yoga Federation is the Singapore national governing body for yoga. It is well-recognised locally and abroad with the support of Asian Yoga Sports Federation (AYSF) and International Yoga Sports Federation Switzerland (IYSF). SYSF conduct every year different Yoga Sports cup and a National Yoga Sports Championship in Singapore with the collaboration of different organization. The first two winner from Singapore National Yoga Sports Championship in each tournament category get training from Certified Yoga Sports Coaches and affiliated Yoga Sports Centres/Yoga Studios and Represents Singapore National Team in Asian Yoga Sports Championships as well as International Yoga Asana Championship.
The vision of the Singapore Yoga Sports Federation is that the yoga sports makes better persons and enjoys wide participation and the organization has a tradition of helping potential practitioners realize their dreams of being champions and contributing to the community.
The mission of the Singapore Yoga Sports Federation is to lead the national yoga community, set standards, foster integrity, provide resources, and uphold the rules and regulations of yoga sports. We inculcate the right values in its members, promote the art and sport widely, provide participants with optimum opportunities to develop their potential by having sound support, development programmes and services and play a role in supporting the yoga sports community programmes and helping non-profit causes.
Our core values
Sportsmanship – We believe that Yoga Sports is a moral pursuit requiring rules to be respected and dignity to be maintained under all circumstances.
Integrity – We foster high ethical and professional standards.
Growth – We adapt, upgrade and change in pursuit of excellence.
Human-centred – We strive to meet participants’ needs and are responsible for their enjoyment and appreciation of the sport.
Teamwork – We value the strength of working together