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71 Yoga Popularity Statistics

Looking at these Yoga popularity statistics, it’s easy to see that yoga is growing in popularity. Yoga Alliance, partnered with Yoga Journal and the Ipsos Public Affairs research firm, has been releasing reports with information about yoga every four years. The first report was released in 2008 and the most recent report was just released in 2016. The following statistics have been taken from the 2016 report.

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Yoga Popularity Statistics

1. 36 million Americans have practiced yoga at some point in their life.

2.  80 million Americans say they are somewhat or very likely to Practice Yoga in the next 12 months.

3. 90% of Americans are aware of yoga, up from 75% in 2012.

4. One-third of Americans have tried yoga on their own at least once.

5. Three-fourths of people who practice yoga, also practice other forms of exercise.

6. 80% of people who practice yoga say they have good balance compared to 64% of people who don’t practice yoga.

7. 75% of people who practice yoga say they are physically strong compared to 57% of people who don’t practice yoga.

Yoga Popularity Statistics

8. 86% of people who practice yoga say they have a strong sense of mental clarity compared to 77% of people who don’t practice yoga.

9. 79% of people who practice yoga say they give back to their community compared to 59% of people who don’t practice yoga.

10. Almost 50% of people who practice yoga say they donate time in their community.

11. Almost 50% of studio owners have owned their studio for more than 6 years.

12. 62% of studio owners say that their studio is entirely dedicated to yoga.

13. Almost 40% of studio owners say that they serve 100-500 students every week.

14. 74% of people who practice yoga have been practicing for less than 5 years.

15. 98% of people who practice yoga consider themselves to be beginner-intermediate level.

16. 7% of people who practice yoga have been practicing for 10 or more years.

17. 81% of people who practice yoga have practiced yoga outside of a yoga studio in the last 12 months.

18. 24% of Americans in the last 12 months have practiced yoga on their own.

19. 37% of people who practice yoga have children (18 and under) that have practiced yoga.

20. 59% of people who practice yoga do yoga at least once a week.

21. 6% of people who practice yoga do yoga 5 or more times a week.

22. 91% of people who practice yoga more than once a week are satisfied with their current studio.

23. 48% of people who practice yoga do so at a health club or gym.

24. 45% of people who practice yoga do so at a yoga studio or center.

25. 46% of people take up yoga because of a personal interest.

26. 33% of people take up yoga because of a friend.

27. 24% of people take up yoga because of a free class.

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28. 11% of people take up yoga because of a recommendation from a healthcare provider.

29. 6% of people take up yoga because of an advertisement from a yoga studio.

30. 61% of people start yoga to help their flexibility.

31. 56% of people start yoga to reduce stress.

32. 49% of people start yoga to improve their overall health.

33. 42% of people start yoga to improve their strength.

34. 37% of people start yoga to improve their mental health.

35. 24% of people start yoga to develop their spirituality.

36. 21% of people start yoga for weight loss.

37. 18% of people start yoga because of physical therapy.

38. 10% of people start yoga because of a medical condition.

39. 3% of people start yoga for prenatal health.

40. 59% of people continue to practice yoga for flexibility.

41. 53% of people continue to practice yoga for stress relief.

42. 48% of people continue to practice yoga for their general fitness.

43. 40% of people continue to practice yoga for their strength.

44. 35% of people continue to practice yoga for their mental health.

45. 23% of people continue to practice yoga for their spirituality.

46. 20% of people continue to practice yoga for weight loss.

47. 14% of people continue to practice yoga for physical therapy.

48. 9% of people continue to practice yoga for a medical condition.

49. 3% of people continue to practice yoga for prenatal health.

50. 2% of people continue to practice yoga because they want to become a yoga teacher.

51. 50% of people find cost important when choosing their yoga studio.

52. 48% of people find convenience important when choosing their yoga studio.

53. 48% of people find the quality of instruction important when choosing their yoga studio.

54. 38% of people find the personality of the teacher(s) important when choosing their yoga studio.

55. 66% of people think a great yoga teacher is warm and friendly.

56. 64% of people think a great yoga teacher is clear with their instructions.

57. 61% of people think a great yoga teacher is knowledgeable about the poses.

58. 58% of people think a great yoga teacher is approachable.

59. 56% of people think a great yoga teacher gives physical corrections to adjust their bodies.

60. 38% of people think a great yoga teacher knows the “art of sequencing” poses.

61. 35% of people think a great yoga teacher participates in ongoing learning.

62. 30% of people think a great yoga teacher is challenging.

63. 26% of people think a great yoga teacher focuses on the spiritual aspect of yoga.

64. 28% of people who practice yoga have left a class early.

65. 11% of people who have left a yoga class early left because it was too crowded.

66. 7% of people who have left a yoga class early left because the teacher was not good.

67. 7% of people who have left a yoga class early left because they felt ill.

68. 31% of people who practice yoga are very interested in attending a yoga event in a public place in the next 12 months.

69. 28% of people who practice yoga are very interested in attending a yoga retreat in the next 12 months.

70. Almost 70% of people who practice yoga report purchasing yoga clothing in the last 6 months.

71. 36% of people who practice yoga obtain information about yoga on the internet.

These yoga popularity statistics show that yoga is increasingly becoming more and more popular and with good reason. It’s many benefits and accessibility makes it something that almost anyone can benefit from. If you are interested in trying to make yoga a bigger part of your life, try reading Increasing Your Yoga Practice to find practical ways to increase your practice without injuring yourself.

Namaste,

Abby

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