Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)
A study on global development, rise and awareness of yoga
Author(s): Shaybal Chanda, Dr. Jagjeet Singh, Dr. Vijay Narayan Verma
Abstract: Holistic understanding of yoga is essential to comprehend contemporary yoga as world Phenomenon. Needless to say India is the heritage of Contemporary yoga what world knows today. Study is based on secondary sources of information. Early form of yoga originated in different places in different times and obviously in different forms relating to religion. At present what we mean by yoga had spread from Indian philosophy. Earlier spirituality was the prime concern of practicing yoga but in recent time it is mainly practiced for wellbeing. Yoga has taken access in clinical setting for its enormous health benefits. It is now close to trillion dollar industry globally. USA makes highest turnover from yoga industry where as India is sharing a small pie of it. This industry is growing so fast. Special attention is needed to keep growing this industry. After the declaration International Yoga Day by the United Nation (UN) popularity of yoga amplified globally. Yoga also has been facing obstacle by the different orthodox and political groups in some countries in the pace of its rise. The Ministry of AYUSH, India has been taking various steps and initiatives to cope with the upcoming demands of yoga. Yoga is more familiar in urban people and women are more enthusiastic than the men. It is the means by which poorest of the poor can take benefit and enjoy physical and mental health.