In today’s fast-paced and stressful life, relaxation techniques like Yoga and meditation are trending globally. Health consciousness amongst the public has also increased, spiking the interest in the field of Yoga.
Keeping this in mind, the Sports and Youth Affairs Minister of Haryana, Anil Vij in July 2016, made an announcement that yoga centers will be opened in all municipal committees, councils and corporations in his state. He further added that two yoga centers would be set up within the jurisdiction of each municipal council and four in each municipal corporation.
Through these yoga centers, senior citizens, women, and the youth will be encouraged to practice yoga more. Even though there might be certain areas where adequate space is not available, the necessary arrangements would be made to ensure the yoga centers are set up successfully. His goal is to cover all 21 districts in his area and hire 1000 yoga trainers for these yogashalas he plans to build.
He wants to also ensure that all these trainers have Yoga Certification from Quality Council of India (TQ Yoga certification). These certifications are given after gauging the knowledge (oral, written & practical) of the instructors, thus ensuring that they are credible and competent in their skill.
Thus high demand for Yoga, has warranted credentials for professional yoga instructors making certification a prerequisite.