According to a recent survey by the Yoga Alliance, there are now more yoga studios in the United States than at any time in history. More people are choosing to take yoga classes in the U.S. than ever before, and more people are also finding yoga classes in health clubs and fitness centers. In the survey, 70 percent of respondents cited the cleanliness of the studio as a determining factor, while only five percent cited the convenience of location. While these figures may seem small, they indicate the growing popularity of yoga.
While yoga is still relatively unknown in rural areas, it has become a growing trend in urban areas, particularly California and New York. Although women outnumber men in the United States, men are now buying Yoga clothes and joining classes. The popularity of yoga in these cities may have something to do with their low rates of commuting, but it’s easy to see that the practice has taken root in U.S. culture.
Unfortunately, the pandemic has put yoga classes on the back burner, with many studios closing because of health concerns. Lockdowns and restrictions on yoga classes have made people more interested in home yoga workouts. Once restrictions are lifted, these trends are likely to continue. However, in the meantime, some yoga studios may also shut their doors. This will depend on their financial situation and agreements with landlords and creditors. These closures, and others like them, could lead to increased demand and the loss of yoga studios.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are now over 36.7 million “yogis” in the US. This is a substantial jump from the 20 million people who practiced yoga in 2012. And since 2012, this number has climbed 50%, with only two percent of them being advanced practitioners. And in fact, one in every three respondents said they were unlikely to take up the practice of yoga within the next year.
There are more than 34,000 yoga studios in the United States. According to IBISWorld, the yoga industry is worth a staggering $84 billion worldwide, with nearly half of all owners in the industry having been in business for over six years. Additionally, the growth of yoga in the US has led to an expansion of existing yoga studios. And it has been good for both the economy and community. And, as a result, more people are starting to practice yoga.
According to the survey, women are more likely to practice yoga than men. Interestingly, the most common age group of yogis is the 35-54 demographic, with people over 65 being the least likely to participate. However, it is not only the younger generations who are interested in yoga; many older people are also looking into it. And the benefits of the practice aren’t limited to those in their forties. For example, yoga has been shown to help people reduce stress and improve their performance.