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Musings on a Mat - Yoga Institutes in India

Yoga has been gaining immense popularity due to the short-term as well as long-term benefits that it provides. The ancient practice of yoga offers a multitude of benefits to modern-day problems of the young and old alike. Over 5000 years old, yoga comes in more than 100 forms! While most of us associate it with exercise, fitness, and weight loss programs, yoga is in fact a science in itself – a physical and spiritual discipline. With yoga becoming a global fad, we put together a list of Yoga institutes and courses in India for those of you are keen to learn more! These courses aim towards a deeper understanding and integration of different yogic paths

1.Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli

Bharathidasan University established in February 1982 was named after the Tamil Poet, Bharathidasan. At present around 138 colleges are affiliated to this university.

Courses offered-
B.Sc in yoga science
M.Sc in yoga science
Diploma in yogic science
Certificate course in yogic science

2.Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya

DSVV is a centre of higher learning, education and research. The institute was set up by the followers and admirers of Pt.Shriram Acharya, a renowned freedom fighter whose dream was to establish an educational institution that could mold its students into noble individuals.

Courses offered-
PG diploma in yogic science
Foundation certificate course in yogic science

3.Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya

Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya was founded in 1902. This institution was established with the objective of providing an indigenous alternative to Lord Macaulay’s education policy by imparting education in the areas of vedic literature, Indian philosophy, Indian culture, modern sciences and research. It is a deemed to be university fully funded by UGC/Govt. of India.

Courses offered-
Diploma in yogic science

4.Jiwaji University, Gwalior

Jiwaji University Gwalior came into existence on May 23,1964. Late Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the then President of India, laid the foundation stone on 11th December 1964.

Courses offered-
PG diploma in yoga therapy

5.Karpagam University, Coimbatore

Karpagam University is established under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956, of University Grants Commission, Government of India, New Delhi. It is recognized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, department of higher education, Government of India, New Delhi and is also accredited by NAAC.

Courses offered-
Diploma in yoga

6.University of Madras, Chennai

On 5th September 1857 by an Act of Legislative Council of India, the University of Madras was established. The University organised as per the model of London University is the mother of almost all the old Universities of south India.

Courses offered-
Diploma in yoga science

At a time when technology and drugs dominate the way we live our lives, it is refreshing that yoga not only persists but that researchers are taking the time to explore exactly how this practice can help us. A career in yoga is very promising and beneficial.

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