Yoga was developed close to the year 3,000 BC.
Yoga has endured both time and travel. It continues to be a world-wide phenomenon. Different practices and techniques have evolved over time, but the original ideals, customs, and movements have remained intact from the original practice. The attitude of Yogis is non-judgmental and accepting, which invites a wide variety of people to seek out the practice of Yoga. There has never before been a practice that has sustained its elements the way that Yoga has.
There are over 22 million yoga practitioners in the US. The percentage of people that practice yoga increases on an average of 22% every year. Practitioners are more affluent than national averages with 44% having household annual incomes greater than $75,000 and 24% having incomes greater than $100,000 annually.
Nearly 14 million Americans say a doctor or therapist has recommended yoga to them and yoga is now being covered by many insurance companies.
An amazing $6 billion was spent on yoga products last year. Spending on yoga products has increased by 87% in the past 5 years.