And on the 7th day she rested... A bit...

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So, I did it... Week one of "A Year of Yoga' is behind me, my RYT200 third exam is completed, and in a few short hours I continue my foray into the world of Yoga with a wonderful group of ladies and my handy dandy new Yoga Mat!!  Learning is hard work!! With little more to say than, "I'm EXHAUSTED", I'll impart this week bit of Yoga trivia and be off to class!! :) According to an article in the 'Yoga Journal', a survey conducted by Sports Marketing Surveys USA (on behalf of The Yoga Journal) yielded the following results. (Click here for the entire article) As of 2012, 8.7 percent of American's or 20.4 MILLION people practice Yoga! The "Top Five Reasons"cited for starting yoga were:
  • Flexibility: 78.3%
  • General Conditioning: 62.2%
  • Stress Relief: 59.6%
  • Improve Overall Health: 58.5%
  • Physical Fitness: 55.1%
(If you are anything like me you realize that those numbers DON'T add up to 100%, so I'm guessing it was a choose all that apply type survey... ) And finally, those 20.4 million American's spent an estimated $10.3 BILLIONS dollars a year on Yoga classes and products which includes equipment, clothing, vacations and media...  I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that number is pretty low.  There is no women in her right MIND that would readily admit how much she REALLY pays to look sassy while on the mat... and of those 20.4 million American's who do yoga, roughly 16,768,800 were women...  I rest my case ;) Wish me luck today! Namaste- S.


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