Little-Known Benefits of Your Yoga Practice
Roughly 15 years ago, 20 million people in America were already downward dogging and doing planks regularly in yoga class. According to one study, yoga is now being practiced by 37 million people in the U.S. Participants have doubled in 15 years! Since yoga has been around for over 5,000 years – what’s happening now?
The digital age has shown modern yogis that they can tone up, de-stress and lose weight – plus many more benefits – by doing the enriching and empowering practice of yoga several times per week. Anywhere.
Modern technology has allowed people at home to turn on their TV or podcast and ingest yoga that way. According to the watchdog yoga association, the Yoga Alliance, for every single yoga instructor teaching today, there are two more people going through teacher training!
There are hundreds of how-to yoga books and mind-body instructors who change lives. Evidence is everywhere, now you just have to embrace it – if you haven’t already.
Your path to yoga and meditation may begin in a yoga class or a DVD with the physical aspects of yoga practice, but after a few sessions you will realize (like nearly 40 million other people) the results of your yoga journey may start with your body but the energy and positivity of yoga practice floods your mind, your emotions and your psychology so effectively, it may change your life.
It will definitely change your body, and how you think about things like eating healthy, sleeping richly and taking care of yourself in little ways every day.
Yoga Spending From $10 Billion in 2010 to $16 Billion Today
The Yoga Alliance is the watchdog of the yoga industry and finances major studies all over the country to promote this ancient art.
We found five extraordinary facts and benefits about yoga that go beyond toning up, dropping pounds and finding calm in a busy world:
- 37 percent of role model yogis have children under the age of 18 who also practice yoga
- 30–49 year olds make up 43 percent of the practicing public (after that seniors do the most yoga)
- Half of yoga teachers have been teaching for more than six years – and experience counts
- 79 percent of yoga practitioner’s in this country somehow give back (or volunteer) within to their communities.
- Women represent 72 percent of practitioners; men are 28 percent
Yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines that may help you achieve peacefulness of body and mind. This can help you relax and manage stress and anxiety, and enhance your relationships. Because yoga has many styles, forms and intensities it’s easy to find the right class or style for you. The benefits are endless!
We invite you to experience our yoga classes today!