Among the numerous fitness regimes and practices, the Indian science of Yoga remains the top most mental and physical workout for people around the world. It has gained importance with many national and international celebrities adopting and promoting it. With the increased awareness, its beneficial results are observed with more and more people gaining interest in the fitness regime that has round the clock benefits in 360 degrees. Here; we list some interesting facts about Yoga that will attract your attention and may motivate you to adopt the healthy practice of Yoga:
#1. According to the 2016 report by the Yoga Alliance almost 15% of the US population (36.7 Million) is currently practicing yoga as compared to the 2012 figures of 20.4 Million.
#2. 10 Million Men are practicing Yoga in the US currently which is a hike of 150% from the previous figures of 4 million in 2012.
#3. About 14 million practitioners of yoga in the US are over the age of 50.
#4. In 2016 Yoga practitioners had spent over $16 billion on their Yoga equipment, clothing, Yoga classes and accessories.
#5. 25% of the Yoga practitioners also practice other physical exercises like running, group sports, cycling and weight lifting.
#6. 37% of yoga practitioners participate in other group exercises compared to just 9% of the general population.
#7. Yoga gives a positive self image to people who practice it and they are 20% more likely to have a positive identity.
#8. Sustainable foods eating, engaging in community work and living a greener life is a way of life for 50% of yoga practitioners.
#9. Its health benefits, reduced stress and enjoyment are the topmost reasons for people to engage in the practice of Yoga.
#10. About 98% of the total Yoga practitioners are beginners or at intermediate level.
#11. 90% of the total Americans population has heard of Yoga.
#12. 72% of the total yoga practitioners in US are women.
#13. About 24% of the American population has practiced yoga without a trainer in the last 12 months.
#14. 37% of practitioners have children under the age of 18 who have practiced yoga.
#15. For each certified yoga teacher who is practicing, there are approx 2 more yoga teachers in training.
#16. 88% of the yoga instructors and trainees practice yoga themselves once a week.
#17. 20% of all yoga teachers have been practicing it for more than 10 years.
#18. 55% of current yoga teachers have been teaching yoga 6 years or more.
#19. 67% of the yoga teachers in the US teach 10 hours or less per week.
#20. Only 29% of yoga teachers in the US report yoga as their primary source of income.
#21. Nearly 50% of the Yoga teachers in the US are independent contractors.
#22. 58% of yoga teachers have posted a yoga selfie.
#23. 95% of yoga teachers are satisfied with their location of teaching and training Yoga.
#24. 57% of yoga teachers are not registered with the yoga alliance.
#25. 51% of yoga studios in the US serve less than 100 students every week.
#26. 74% of the yoga studios in the US offer 30 classes or less per week.
#27. 50% of yoga studios employ less than 6 yoga teachers at their studio.
#28. 68% of yoga studio owners make less than $50k/year.
#29. Yoga practitioners in the US are twice as likely to buy organic food as compared to non practitioners of Yoga.
#30. 65% of Yoga practitioners have practiced yoga at home at least once.
#31. An Advertisement has persuaded only 6% of Americans to start practicing Yoga.
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#32. 43% of Yoga practitioners in the US practice in their own home while 40% practice in the studio.
#33. 48% of Yoga Practitioners in the US practice Yoga in the gym and 4% practice Yoga in the community wellness centre.
#34. Only 29% of yoga teachers report yoga as their primary source of income.
#35. About 40.6% of Yoga practitioners in the US are in the age group of 18-34 years.
#36. About 41% of Yoga practitioners in the US are in the age group of 35-54 years.
#37. 18.4% of Yoga practitioners in America are over 55 years of age.
#38. 71.4% of Yoga practitioners in the US are college graduates.
#39. There has been an 87% increase in the spending on Yoga products in the last 5 years.
#40. The Americans spend about $2.5 Billion annually on yoga instructions.
#41. Vinyasa is the topmost Yoga style that is popular among maximum Americans followed by Iyengar & Ashtanga Yoga.
#42. 1.7 million of American children are Yoga practitioners and are under age of 17 years.
#43. 15% of Americans go on an annual yoga retreat.
#44. 20% of Indians practice Yoga annually.
#45. Canadians consider yoga more popular than any other country in the world.
#46. India is the second country in terms of popularity of Yoga and the US is the third one that considers yoga more popular than any other country in the world.
#47. The city of Parksville is the most known city where Yoga is most popular in the British Columbia.
#48. Massachusetts is the state in the US where the popularity of Yoga is the highest.
#49. In India, Pondicherry is the place where the maximum people have the propensity to seek out Yoga.
#50. Prenatal Yoga reigns as the topmost form of Yoga practiced around the world.
#51. Moksha Yoga & Kriya Yoga come a close second among the form of Yoga practiced the most around the world.
If the above statistics are anything to go by, Yoga is a national health practiced and its interest and popularity are expected to increase even more in the future. So go on and adopt the healthy way of life with Yoga.