Monis Khan, Resident Editor, NM
The freshly released 2016 Yoga in America Study Conducted by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance shows that the amount of people, yoga practitioners has inflated to over thirty six million, up from 20.4 million in 2012, whereas annual practician defrayal on yoga categories, clothing, equipment, and accessories rose to $16 billion, up from $10 billion over the past four years.
Survey information for this comprehensive study of the patron yoga market was collected by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance.
The results indicate that ladies represent seventy two p.c people practitioners, with men and older Americans doing at a growing rate. 34 % of american citizens, or eighty million individuals, say they're doubtless to undertake yoga for the first time within the next twelve months.
"The information tells a compelling story," says Monis Khan, Resident Editor, News Measurments. "More folks than ever across all age teams square measure realizing the advantages of yoga, from stress relief to flexibility to overall well-being. Yoga may be a thriving, growing trade."
"Beyond yoga's increasing quality, what is fascinating is that the information shows that people who apply and teach yoga have measurably higher perceptions of their individual strength, balance, dexterity, and mental clarity versus non-practitioners," aforesaid Yoga Alliance.
"Practitioners are way more doubtless to be concerned during a sort of alternative types of exercise, still as centered on sustainable living and intake."
The full 80+ page report is available at:
About the Study
The 2016 Yoga in America Study Conducted by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance is a national study building on a similar study conducted in 2008 and 2012 by Yoga Journal. For this study, Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance partnered with Ipsos Public Affairs to expand the understanding of the practice of yoga in America and to determine how Americans view yoga. This augmented study focused on the growing practice of yoga in America, from the perspectives of yoga practitioners, teachers, and studio owners, as well as the non-practicing US public.
ABOUT YOGA JOURNAL
Founded in 1975 by members of the California Yoga Teachers Association, Yoga Journal (yogajournal.com) offers all practitioners—from beginners to masters—expert information on how to live a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life both on and off the mat. Every day, Yoga Journal engages its print, online, and live audience with top teacher insights and in-depth reporting on poses, breathing, meditation, nutrition, health, trends, and more. Always informative and inspiring, the magazine's welcoming, inclusive point of view puts every reader in front of the world's best teachers. With 12 international editions spanning 28 countries, and five national live events annually, Yoga Journal is the world's largest yoga brand.
ABOUT YOGA ALLIANCE
Yoga Alliance is the largest international nonprofit association promoting and supporting the diversity and integrity of the teaching of yoga. Currently, more than 67,700 Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®) and 4,300 Registered Yoga Schools (RYS®) are represented by Yoga Alliance. The organization also educates the public on the value and credibility of voluntary registration with Yoga Alliance Registry and upholds the worldwide growth of yoga through education and community.