Billions Spent on Yoga
This week Yoga Journal, one of the nations most respected yoga magazines, released a report “Yoga in America.” One of the most surprising findings was that Americans spend ”$5.7 billion a year on yoga classes, and products, including equipment, clothing, vacations and media.”
And how did the numbers add up with regards to men and women practicing yoga? From the collected data (Harris Interactive Service Bureau) 72.2% are women and 27.8% are men. Additional information included the age range, education, household incomes and length of practice.
An outstanding factor was the acknowledgement that both the medical and therapy fields were utilizing yoga as part of their treatments. From the Earth Times wire this quote ,”Yoga as medicine represents the next great yoga wave,” says Kaitlin Quistgaard, editor in chief of Yoga Journal. “In the next few years, we will be seeing a lot more yoga in health care settings and more yoga recommended by the medical community as new research shows that yoga is a valuable therapeutic tool for many health conditions.”
In all the survey findings were based on a poll of 5,050 participants that found that 6.9% or 15.8 million people are practicing yoga at various levels.
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