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Yoga: Job Prospects & Career Options

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Nowadays people from all walks of life, be it aged or young have become more conscious about health as well as beauty, and hence are seriously concerned about methods of maintaining good health. This has resulted in a boost to yoga as a career, which is a means to keep oneself mentally and physically fit. Medical science also have realised the curative qualities of yoga and yoga therapy is widely accepted as a remedial aspect to cure or control various ailments.

Two major fields one can venture into, in yoga are in research and training, or as a yoga therapist. One can get employed in schools, health centers, fitness training centers, gyms, health clubs, yoga studios, spa and resorts, health centres and yoga schools. There are also chances of employment in TV channels where regular yoga shows are broadcasted. On a professional level, trainers can specialize in postures for women (prenatal/postnatal ), kids, seniors, couples and so on.

In recent times corporate firms have started recruiting yoga instructors as part of their employee welfare programme. NGO's working in the field of mental and psychological health also employ yoga trainers. Self employment is a best career option for an experienced yoga professional. He or she can start a yoga center of one's own and act as a yoga instructor. Many public figures like film actors or politicians appoint their personal yoga instructors.

Major careers in this area are that of yoga consultants, yoga therapists, yoga trainers/ instructors/ teachers.

Yoga Trainer/Instructor/ Teacher - Career as a Yoga Trainer/instructor is rewarding as well as a self satisfactory option. Life as a yoga trainer enables you to experience growth for yourself, besides the noble feeling of coming to the service of others. If you opt for a career as a yoga trainer, you can either work for some organizations like clubs, gyms, fitness centers etc or be a private tutor and start your own yoga centre. Nowadays yoga is part of curriculum even from the school level. Academic institutions and universities recruit yoga professionals as teachers.

Research work- You can do research work in Yoga after completing your master degree in yoga.

Yoga Therapist- A yoga therapist tries to cure or control ailments through yoga. There are yoga asanas which can bring relief to specific body ailments or pains. You can work as Yoga Therapist in health centres, resorts etc. There is even scope to start yoga therapy center of your own and impart therapy to patients at their homes which is a more lucrative option.

Yoga : Remuneration

This is a field that one is paid very handsomely in India as well as abroad. One can work as part time instructor as well as full time. The amount of remuneration is based on the expertise of the trainer. For a well trained personnel sky is the limit with regards to earnings. Depending on his area of work, one can earn ranging from Rs.10, 000 up to Rs.40, 000 or Rs.50, 000 per month.

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