Yoga as a Career

Yoga By Ayush

What is Yoga?

Yoga is essentially the art and science of healthy living which focuses on bringing harmony between the body and mind. The word 'Yoga' has two meanings; the first comes from the root 'Yujir' or 'Union', and the second is derived from a different root 'Yuja' which means 'Samadhi' - the highest state of mind and absolute knowledge. These two are the most important meanings of the word Yoga according to Panini, the most well-known Sanskrit grammarian.

In the present era, Yoga is popular worldwide because of its spiritual values and therapeutic credentials. Also, its role in the prevention of diseases, promotion of health and management of lifestyle-related disorders are revered globally. The speciality of this system is that it can be practised with the other systems of health care.

As a career: 

Yoga has evolved as one of the promising and potential domains of career over the past few decades, especially with the tide of globalisation sweeping across the world. There is a great career scope for Yoga professionals not only in India but also abroad. 

The awareness amongst people about the benefits of Yoga for a healthy mind and body has increased the prospects of Yoga as a lucrative career. Further with the declaration of 21st June as International Yoga Day by the UNO, the importance of Yoga as a career has increased many folds.  


The Ministry of Ayush runs a premier institution, the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi for imparting training and education in Yoga. 

Established in the year 1998, MDNIY focuses on imparting Yoga education in the country with the aim to promote a deeper understanding of Yoga philosophy and the rewards it offers to the people. 

MDNIY offers many quality courses like MSC (YOGA), BSC (YOGA), CCYPI, and Foundation Course. The focus is on imparting quality education, research and training in the field of Yoga for the overall benefit of the society. 

Popular Courses:

  • M.Sc. (Yoga)
  • B.Sc (Yoga) 
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy (PGDYT)
  • Diploma in Yoga Science (DYSc.) for graduates
  • Certificate Course in Yoga for Wellness Instructor (CCYWI)
  • Certificate Course in Yoga for Protocol Instructor (CCYPI)

Salient Features: 

  • Eight Departments
  • Affiliated  to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
  • Accredited by NABH
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Pallavi Joshi

May 14, 2022 11:25 AM

I want a (CCYWI)


Varsha Deepak

Jan 21, 2022 23:16 PM

Want to know more about pg diploma in yoga therapy


Aug 31, 2021 19:04 PM

Plz tell me how apply


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