Yoga Asanas deals with the execution of asanas which are to be performed at the competitor’s maximum of flexibility, balance, alignment, and resistance. It evaluates the perfect execution of asana, the perfect alignment, and the range of flexibility, strength, balance, and resistance. It also evaluates the perfect execution of Pranayama (control of energy), and appropriate breathing techniques, or Swara Yoga. Other factors that are evaluated include achievement of Pratihara (introspection), Dharma (concentration), and if possible the achievement of Dhyana (meditation). Spiritually, the competitor should not be nervous or altered; rather he should feel relaxed, harmonious, content, and happy, which causes him to gain more points in the competition.
The syllabus’ for Yogasana can be found below:
Malaysian Yoga Sports Association & Asian Yoga Federation
For Malaysian Yoga Sports Association and Asian Yoga Federation championships, use the following syllabus: