yay recession! more yoga for more people with less money

Cool fact, reported by the Associated Press. Less money for more people = more people doing yoga. Is there something greater at work here?

Cash-strapped Americans still seek athletic value
By EDDIE PELLS (AP) – March 29, 2010

In a sign that the economy is still struggling, a survey shows Americans keep looking for value when they exercise, choosing pursuits like running, yoga and kickboxing — three sports that don’t have huge equipment or facility expenses.

The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association released its annual participation overview Monday and reported that running enjoyed a 6.7 percent uptick in 2009.

Yoga (13.2 percent) and ‘cardio kickboxing’ (20.1) were among the biggest gainers from 2008 to 2009. Tennis participation went down by .1 percent, but still has grown nearly 43 percent since 2000.

Mar 31, 2010 · Comment (3)

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Funny though how most people go only to classes at yoga studios and buy all that expensive lulu lemon gear(not sure if I even spelled that right). If only more people made it simplified again. ;)


whatever gets people in the door and into yoga is a good thing. let's work with the tools our society uses (consumerism, brand-consciousness), and do something good with them


Yoga is a good exercise for every person. It has many benefits and it is one of my favorite exercise. It's very helpful in many ways. It's an wonderful opportunity for you. In America, several people healthy and fit by this exercise. I appreciated this article.


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