Yoga, yoga everywhere. Can you guess which state has the most yoga studios? No doubt yoga has blown up like crazy in the U.S. over the past several years – it’s been ranked as a Top 20 Lasting Fitness Trend and even kids are practicing more yoga than ever before. It’s true, yoga is a growing industry - a 2012 study found that 20.4 million people practice yoga in the U.S., up from the 15.8 million in 2008. And where there are more yogis there are more yoga studios. Of course, yoga studios are hoping that applies vice versa, too. In just NYC alone, it seems there’s another new yoga studio opening up every week (even if there are some shutting down almost as frequently – one big reason being that the yoga studio business model is not sustainable).
But it’s not just cities like NY and LA seeing the surge. Yoga has caught on across the country. So which state has the most yoga studios per capita? Go ahead, think it over, we’ll wait…
Got your answer?
It’s Alaska! Were you surprised? Don’t worry, Colorado, you’re not too far behind. Which states have the least amount of yoga studios per capita? Mississippi, followed by Alabama. How did your state fare? Check out this handy chart via Huffington Post.
By the way, no word on whether or not all those yoga teachers at all of the yoga studios are enjoying their five-figure salaries. (We’re going to guess no.)