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Yoga as a Career

April 4, 2022

What is Yoga?

Yoga is one of the seven Ayush systems. It is essentially the art and science of healthy living which focuses on bringing harmony between the body and mind. The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘yuj’ meaning “to join”  or “to unite”. Another meaning of Yoga is “samadhi”, the higest state of consciousness or the state of absolute knowledge which leads to freedom. The aim of Yoga practice is to overcome all kinds of sufferings that lead to a sense of freedom in every walk of life with holistic health, harmony and happiness.

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 any 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 in abroad like schools, colleges, universities, wellness and healthcare centres, corporate places, etc.

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 and therapy 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), PGDYTMP, DYSc, CCYWI, 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 for Medicos and Paramedicos (PGDYTMP)
  • 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: 

  • 8 Departments
  • Affiliated  to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
  • Accredited by NABH
  • Well qualified faculty
  • Library, Laboratories and state of the art infrastructure.