Austrian Yoga Sports Federation
President: Tammy Rauch
Austrian Yoga Sports Federation (AYSF) is a non-profit organisation and a member of the International Yoga Sports Federation (IYSF).
Yoga Asana is beneficial for the physical and mental health of all practitioners – children, teens, adults and seniors. Increased awareness of the sport of Yoga Asana will encourage existing practitioners to sharpen their skills through training, dedication, and devotion to the sport, and will inspire new practitioners.
The federation has been formed for the purpose of developing and promoting Yoga Asana (yoga postures) as a sport.
Yoga Asana competitions originated in India hundreds of years ago and are still being conducted there today. AYSF is now bringing this spirit of healthy competition to Austria.
Yoga Sports are athletic competitions demonstrated by the beauty of demanding yoga postures and through the dedication, endurance and unyielding determination of the competitors.
IYSF is working with several yoga federations around the world, trying to develop yoga sports in to an official Olympic sport.
Austrian Yoga Sports Federation believes that the sport of Yoga Asana will inspire many practitioners to improve their practices and encourage many newcomers to take up the practice of yoga.
AYSF, together with the IYSF, is developing educational programs, rules and regulations so that the necessary competitive skills can be understood and mastered by competitors, coaches, judges, administrators and yoga studio operators.