Washington State Yoga Championship (WYAC) to be Held on November 20, 2010

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The growth of yoga in the USA in recent years is a phenomenon --- it now has close to 25 million practitioners. An international yoga competition is held annually. The regional competition in Washington --- Washington State Yoga Asana Championship --- will be held on November 20, 2010.

Bikram Yoga Everett today announced the Washington State Yoga Asana Championship (WYAC) to be held on November 20, 2010. The event is one of the regional yoga competitions taking place throughout the United States and internationally to qualify competitors for the annual International Yoga Championship which will take place in February, 2011.

Yoga is the fastest growing sport in the USA. According to a recent study, more than 25 million people either practice yoga or intend to start within the next year. Practitioners testify to yoga's beneficial effects on their physical and mental well being. Some attributes almost miraculous rehabilitation from injuries or illnesses to the practice. Yoga practitioners are intensely devoted to their sport.

The purpose of the annual competition is to develop and promote yoga as a sport --- in addition to inspire and encourage practitioners to lift the quality of their practice, it is also part of a movement to promote and qualify yoga as an Olympic sport.

The Washington regional competition (WYAC) will be held on November 20, 2010, and will hosted by Bikram Yoga Everett, a popular yoga studio in Everett.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the Washington state competition again this year,” said Yu Wang, owner of Bikram Yoga Everett. “Last year's turnout was great, the competition was keen and high caliber, and audiences were captivated and entertained. Our state champions (men and women) placed 5th and 16th respectively in the final international competition, which was terrific given a field of hundreds of experienced practioners. This year, with the expectation of expanded participation, there is high hope of even better placement.”

About Bikram Yoga Everett

Bikram Yoga Everett is a popular yoga studio located in Everett, WA that specializes in Bikram Yoga, or what is sometimes known as Hot Yoga. The studio provides yoga classes in a state-of-the art yoga facility that is spacious and welcoming. For more information, please visit http://bikrameverett.com.

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