The 2008 study has finally been eclipsed by new data from a study via Yoga Journal. So how many millions of Americans are down with the yog? A whopping 20.4 million! That’s 8. 7 percent of American adults, a 29 percent increase from 2008′s 15.8 million and a hell of a lot of coconut water. We know because the cash flow heated up like Santa in Bikram class: spending on yoga classes and products, including “equipment, clothing, vacations and media” is estimated at $10.3 billion a year, almost double the previous estimate from the 2008 study at $5.7 billion. We can hear the distant cheers of joy from Tulum and Costa Rica now.
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There’s been such a barrage of responses from the yoga community over that article, that the New York Times took it upon themselves to host their own debate. (perhaps to quell the flood of letters to the editor?) Is it tiresome? Yes. Should we still participate? We’re still here, aren’t we? The annoying part is that they headlined the debate: Me, Myself and Yoga – Is Yoga For Narcissists? Really NYT?
It’s September, back-to-school, Yoga Month, a time for reflections, a time for evaluations, a time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together. Turn, Turn Turn. To everything there is a season! For the Byrds. Well, perhaps this is your season for a taste of detox. Eek! That [...]
by J. Brown I have this tendency to be overly provocative, sometimes to a fault. I have managed to temper this but, as discussed last month, changing old patterns requires continued attention. The title of this post is a perfect example. You see, I really wanted to call it “F*** [...]
Didn’t make the NY Yoga Journal Conference? Sorry we missed ya! Kasey Luber was strutting around with her camera capturing the wonder of it all. Lucky for you! Check out some clips below of the conference that was at once full of yoga masters, seekers, eager shoppers, even more eager [...]
OK OK calm down! We know you’re excited. Firstly, we want to wish everyone who took part a huge congrats for putting your yoga out there and expressing yourself. Of the 3,000+ entrants, here they are the 5 finalists for the Yoga Journal Talent Search. And revealed they are, via [...]
Here we go yoginis and blokes! The Yoga Journal Cover Model Talent Contest (ed. note: word from YJ there’s no guarantee of cover) is in voting phase! We put out the call for everyone to submit their photos and represent. Now it’s time to show your support and vote for [...]
OK, that’s it! We’ve considered suggestions, pondered requests and have made our decision. We’re on a mission. Are You The Next Top Yoga Journal Cover Model? Maybe! But for those of you who aren’t chosen for the glossy spotlight we’ve got your rockin’ cover op right here on YD! sort [...]
Revolution is afoot! In actuality, it’s happening all the time – evolve and revolve – but as we approach a new dawn in the era of modern day yoga, the spirited yogadorks have spoken and are moved to unite in peaceful protest. Against what? And whom? Why, the powers that [...]
Because it’s impromptu dude week after all! There are some spirited stirrings over a MAN on the cover of Yoga Journal March ’11. One commenter went so far as to declare “There is a guy on the cover! The times, they are a changing…” Well. Meet LA yoga teacher and [...]
We know it. Yoga is for everybody, right? Every Body. But, wait! Quick, just imagine for a second the picture of the “perfect” yogi? Who do you see? Is he/she fit, slender and pretty? Are they ready for their close-up for the cover of Yoga Journal? In a culture consumed [...]
Even more commentary on the commercialization of yoga and nudie booties in ads, with a dash of spiritual enterprising. From the Guardian UK: Does all this fuss over yoga and sex reflect the enduring strength of American puritanism and prudishness? Are critics merely jealous killjoys? Supporters of Budig and the [...]
Good grief! Have we really overlooked the official Yoga Journal response to sexyogaadgate? Apparently! Amidst all the commotion last week, Editor in Chief Kaitlin Quistgaard quietly posted a response to the hubbub on the YJ blogs. Yes, yes everyone’s tired of the conversation…tough! We’ve heard from everyone else, even you! (see poll), [...]
Have you heard all the ruckus about sexy naked yoga ads? It’s a fracas of bodily proportions! The debate’s been raging for a week, so if you’re sick and tired of it by now we understand. Who wants to talk about body image, sexuality and yoga? Ptew! What started as [...]
Do you choose a yoga style or does it choose you? Often times we’re asked the questions: what style is best for me? I hate to sit still, can I really do yoga? I don’t have time to take time for myself but I really want to find out what [...]