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Competition Format and structure

Categories

SR. NO.

SPORT FORM

PARTICIPANT CATEGORY

Gender

1

Traditional

Singles

Men

2

Traditional

Singles

Women

3

Rhythmic

Singles

Men

4

Rhythmic

Singles

Women

5

Rhythmic

Duet

Men

6

Rhythmic

Duet

Women

7

Rhythmic

Duet

Men/Women

8

Rhythmic

Group

Men

9

Rhythmic

Group

Women

10

Rhythmic

Group

Men/Women

Age Groups

SR. NO.

CATEGORY

AGE

Gender

1

National School Games - Sub Junior

Under 14

Men/Women

2

National School Games - Senior

Under 19

Men/Women

3

Indian Universities Age Group

Under 25

Men/Women

4

Combination

Under 45

Men/Women

5

Combination

Above 45

Men/Women

7

Artistic and Rhythmic

Under 19

Men/Women

9

Artistic and Rhythmic

Above 19

Men/Women

The Competitors who have not completed 10 years of age will not be entertained to participate in this competition.

Cut-off date for determination of Age

The cut-off date will be 31st December every year i.e. The Competitor born after 31st December irrespective of the month in which the competition is held.
The competitor shall have to submit and attested copy of the birth certificate from School record below 10th class and above the attested 10th class certificate of any other relevant proof of age duly countersigned by the respective affiliated Federation.

IDY 2021 Yogastar Contest

Difficulty Level Chart

Traditional Yogasana

The traditional Yogasana form of sport is where the participant has to perform the yogic postures (body postures) with proper technique and sequence as and maintain the posture for the given time with breath synchronicity and breathe retention wherever it is required.
This form can be performed in following categories:
Traditional Yogasana Individual Competition

Sr No

Category

A

B

1

Traditional Yogasana Competition will be played in two rounds

Preliminary Round

Final Round

2

Traditional Yogasan Competition will be played as under

Compulsory Asanas (5 Asanas) to be performed

Optional Asanas (Any 3 Asanas) to be performed (own choice)

Traditional Yogasana Team Competition

Sr No

Category

Age

Gender

1

Traditional Team Championship 

Under 14 

Male/Women

2

Traditional Team Championship 

Under 19

Male/Women

3

Traditional Team Championship

Under 25

Male/Women

Traditional Team will consist of 4 Players
Best 16 individual Players according to their Merit Score will be selected for Individual final competition.
Best 8 Teams according to their Merit Score will be selected for the final competition.

Traditional Yogasana Sports Competition Preliminary Round

Age group under 14 years (Men/Women)

Compulsory Asanas

Competitor will maintain the final posture for 1 Minutes
Kurmasana
Chakrasan
Kukuttasana
Uttanpadasana
Purna Matsyendrasana

Optional Asanas

1. Competitor will perform any three asanas of own choice
2. Competitor will maintain the final posture for 20 seconds

List of Optional Asanas

Purna Vrishchikasana
(Nipunasana)
Padma Mayurasana
Padma Bakasana
(Urdhvakukutasana)
Purna Bhujangasana
(For Women only)
Flag
(Dhavajasana)
Vyaghrasan
(Half Hand Stand)
Purna Shalbhasana
Ghanda Bherundasana
Natraj
Sankhyasana
Utthita Pashinee Mudra
Kamar Marodasana
Standing Linkherasana
Dimbasana
KarnaPidasana
Tittibhasan
Age group under 19 years (Men/Women)

Compulsory Asanas

Competitor will maintain the final posture for 1 Minute and 30 seconds.
Ek Pada Shirasana
Matsyasana
Sarvangasana
Trikonasana
Utthita Kurmasana

Optional Asanas

1. Competitor will perform any three asanas of own choice

2. Competitor will maintain the final posture for 30 seconds

List of Optional Asanas (Any Three)

Urdhvakukut
(Padmabakasana)
With Hand Stand
Ek Hasta Mayurasana
For Men only
Purna Vrishchikasana
(Nipunasana)
Kapot Asana
(For Woman only)
Natraj
Gandbherandasana
Sankhyasana
Standing Linker asana
Dimbasana
Hanumanasana
Utthita Pashinimudra
Titibhasana
Purna Shalbhasana
Purna Matsyendrasana
Bhagirath Asana
Vyaghrasana
Purna Dhanurasana
Age Group under 25 years (Men/Women)

Compulsory Asanas

Competitor will maintain the final posture for 1 Minutes
Paschimottanasana
Sarvangasana
Purna Dhanurasana
Karna Pindanasana
Kamar Marodasana

Optional Asanas

1. Competitor will perform any three asanas of own choice
2. Competitor will maintain the final posture for 20 seconds

List of Optional Asanas

Purna Vrishchikasana
(Nipunasana)
Ardha baddha Padmottanasana
Purna Matsyendrasana
Padma Bakasana
Vaatayana asana
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
Titibhasana
Dimbhasana
Hanumasana
Purna Bhujangasana
Natrajasana
Purna Shalbhasana
Kurmasana
Rajkapotasana
Mayurasana
Standing Linkerasana
Flag (Dhvajasana)
Sankhyasana
Ganda Bherundasana
Artistic Yogasana Sports Competition

1. Individual Artistic – Single Men / Single Women

2. Pair Artistic – Dual Men / Dual Women

3. Pair Artistic – Men and Women

Exercise Content, Time and Ground

To perform 12 Yogasanas with musical accompaniment.

The time limit ranges from 2Mts. to 2.30Mts. warning bell at 2Mts. and after 15 secs. till the time completes.

The exercise must start and end with a Yogic posture.

The exercise must end with end of music.

The time starts with your first movement on the ground when the music starts.

The ground measure is 6M x 6M square.

Structure and Composition of Exercise

The general principals to structure the composition of an exercise must include in it the harmoniums moves displaying Yogasanas comprising of flexibility, twist and balance each with their own characteristics. The structure of an exercise is thus a part of artistry in the display of the Yogasanas wher very well composed with coordinated moves, synchrony and alteration of flexibility, twist and balance.

USE OF SPACE

Moving all four quarters of the square floor arena, the perimeter diagonals and centre with minimum display of one Yogasanas using different directions with variation in pathways.

COORDINATION

The moves must be well coordinated with dancing steps lounging Indian dances (Bhartiya Natyam, Katha Kali etc.), waves, flexibility, rotations and pivots.

COMPOSITION

The composition of an exercise must exhibit continuous moves alternating Yogasanas of flexibility, twisting & balance. No repetition of postures and moves

BALANCES

Must comprise balances on various body parts in upright and horizontal positions (Supine & Prone).

TIME

All Yogasanas performed during the artistic moves: must be held in its final posture for at least 5 seconds each.

Partner Relationship

Apart & together, above & below, mirror and side by side, back to back, symmetry and asymmetry.

Variation in use of pathways: Simple & complex, direct (straight line), indirect (curved looped, zig-zag).

Parallel/ unparallel moves in the same or opposite direction. An exercise must present to the spectators and judges : the aesthetic display, originality moves offering logical partnership complemented with choreography.

Synchrony or harmonisation of music & movements in an exercise is essential.

The asanas once performed should not be repeated.

A logical flow, artistic wholeness and individual identity required.

Factors Determining Impact of Performance

The exercise must demonstrate the following aspects in one's exercise.

Creativity and artistry in forming a DUO or TRIO identity Musical cohesion and flow.

Amplitude (fullness of movement), softness, tenselessness, stability.

Ways of performance including synchrony and choreographic links put together shelf attract the attention of the spectators and judges.

Aesthetic appeal.

Rhythmic Yogasana Sports Competition
1. Pair Men Section

2. Pair Women section

3. Pair Men and Women

Rhythmic Yogasana Championship

The Exercise content, time, ground

To perform 6 to 10 Yogasanas with musical accompaniment.

The time limit ranges from 2Mts. to 2.30Mts. warning bell at 2Mts. and after 15 secs. Till the time completes.

The exercise must start and end with a Yogic posture.

The exercise must end with end of music.

The time starts with your first movement on the ground when the music starts.

The ground measure is 6M x 6M square.

Special Requirement (Composition & Structure)

Ability to move in time with the music beat keeping harmony in movements culminating into Yogasanas.

Synchronization for Pair & Groups is the ability to execute all movements as a unit (working - relationship between the members)

Must show self confidence with genuine and pleasant, natural facial expressions.

An excellent routine demonstration of perfect postures (balance, flexibility, twist), body alignment, flexibility, tenselessnes, perfect control & balance. No repetition of postures and routines (directions and moves).

The routine must be performed in its entirety, to music.

The moves and asanas must be identical.

The moves must be well coordinated with dancing steps and Indian dances, waves, rotations and pivots.

Use of the Competition Space

Must be effectively used throughout the exercise in all the six directions of the available space.

All the movements must be well balanced showing difficulty (Article 28.02), transitions and linking moves in a variety of ways, smooth and fluent in connecting the movements.

Must show at least one posture in one direction.

Partner Relationship

Apart and together, mirror, side by side, back to back and symmetric

Must perform same movements while in any partner relationship.

Synchronization of the movements in an exercise during the partner relationship showing aesthetic postures and harmony with music is an essentially.

Impact of Performance

Creativity, symmetry (alikeness of moves and postures) and artistry

Musical cohesion & flow

Stability and calmness; softness & tenselessness

Connection, rhythm and aesthetic sense

Synchrony and choreographic links

Culmination into final postures

Combination Yogasana Competition (Traditional)

For Age groups under 45 years and above 45 years (Men/Women)

Forward Bending
Backward Bending
Hand Balance
Leg Balance
Twisting
Sitting Posture
Spine Posture

There will be seven section of Asanas in this competititon as above.

Competitors will have to perform (one) Asana from each section.

Competitors will maintained the final posture for 30 seconds.

Competitors will perform asanas of his own choice in above 45 years M/W section.

Combination Yogasana for age group above 45 years

Competitor will perform one asana from each section under mention group

Forward Bending

Padahastasana
Bhumasana
Paschimottanasana
Shashangasana
Bhunamanapdmasana

Backward Bending

Chakrasana
Bhujangasana
Ustrasana
Dhanurasana
Rajakapotasana

Hand Balance

Bakasana
Tittibhasana
Kukkutasana
Mayurasana
Vyagrasana

Leg Balance

Virbhdrasana
Parsvakonasana
Tuladandasana
Garudasana
Utthita Padahastasana

Twisting

Ardha Matsyendrasana
Trikonasana
Kamarmarodasana
Purna Matsyendrasana
Akarna Dhanurasana

Sitting Posture

Garbhasana
Parvatasna
Kurmasana
Hanumanasana
Shashankasana

Spine Posture

Garbhasana
Parvatasna
Kurmasana
Hanumanasana
Shashankasana
Traditional Yogasana Sports Competition (Final Round)
1. A Competitor will perform any 8 Asanas of own choice.
2. A Competitor will maintain the Final Posture for 30 seconds.

“A” Grade Asanas

Purna Vrischikasana
Standing Linkarasana
Sukhasana
Purna Natarajasana
Ganda Bherundasana
Natraj Asana
Ek hasta Mayurasana
Padma Bakasana with Handstand
One leg Linkarasana
Hand Balance with Twisting

“B” Grade Asanas

Purna Matsyendrasana
Purna Shalbhasana
Tittibhasana
Pashinee Mudra
Dhvajasana
Bhagirath Asana
Kanda Pidasana
Kamar Marodasana
Purna Matsyendrasana
Mayurasana (Padma Mayur)
Utthita Kurmasana
Hanumanasana
Omkarasana
Dimbasana
List of Asanas according to Grade
A Grade Asanas out of 10
B Grade Asanas out of 9
C Grade Asanas out of 8

Grades of Asanas have been decided by under mentioned

The degree of difficulty

Risk Factor

Balance Factor

Endurance Factor

Stillness Factor

Depending upon the postures the yoga asanas are divided into following categories. These asanas will be included in the sports to be performed by the participant according to the rules and regulations which are discussed in details in this booklet.

Forward Bending Posture

Padahastasana
Bhumasana
Paschimottanasana
Vipreet Tittibhasana
Shashankasan
Kurmasana
Utthitha Kurmasana
Yogasana

Backward Bending Posture

Chakrasana
Purna Bhujangasana
Purna Ustrasana
Purna Dhanurasana
Dimbasana
(Purna Chakrasana)
Purna Shalbhasana
Rajakapotasana
Purna-Chakra Bandhasana
Ardha Chandrasana
Ganda Bherundasana
Deepasana
Purvottanasana

Hand Balance Posture

Bakasana
Vrischikasana
Vyaghrasana
Mayurasana
Urdhva-Kukkutasana
Uthit-Titibhasana
Laghumurdhasana
Padahastasana
Nipunasana
Valganasana
Plavakitasana

Leg / Toe Balance Posture

Sukhasana
Utthita-Padangusthasana
Parsvakonasana
Natarajasana
Flag (Dhwajasana)
Tuladandasana
Virabhadrasana
Garudasana
Bhaghirath Asana
Dwipada Vamdevasana
Kokil Kanth Asana
Stambh Sirsasana

Supine Posture

Karnapidasana
Setu Bandha
Matsyasana
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
Halasana
Urdhva Padma Sirsasana
Naukasana
Shalbhasana