78 Latest Yoga Statistics [2022]

Learn the latest yoga statistics! This article discusses yoga industry statistics, yoga injury statistics and more!

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Yoga is quite popular and for good reason. Did you know that there are an estimated 300 million yoga practitioners worldwide? Get all of the latest yoga statistics here!

Important Yoga Statistics

#1. 36 million Americans practice yoga. (Harvard Health)

#2. The number of US “yogis” increased by over 50% in 4 years. (The Good Body)

#3. 28% of Americans have tried practicing yoga in their lives. (Seattle Yoga News)

#4. 56% of US yogis are beginners. (Yoga Alliance)

#5. Hatha and Ashtanga are the most practiced styles of yoga. (Gym Lion)

#6. About 1 in 3 respondents said that they were not likely to start practicing yoga within the next year. (Statista)

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Yoga Demographic Statistics

#7. Women account for 72% of yoga practitioners. (Seattle Yoga News)

#8. A study revealed that 80.7% of yoga participants were female, 51.9% have a college education, 46.9% did not smoke, and 72.1% reported having moderate alcohol consumption. (Forseth)

#9. The number of men practicing yoga increased by 150% percent in 4 years. (Yoga Alliance)

#10. 14 million people doing yoga are over the age of 50. (Yoga Alliance)

#11. 23% of yoga practitioners are 30–39 years old. (Yoga Alliance)

#12. 1 in 12 children had practiced yoga within the past 12 months when surveyed. (NCCIH)

#13. Yoga participants aged 18 to 24 in the US made up 16.9% of total yoga participants. (Sports & Fitness Industry Association)

#14. 37% of yoga practitioners have children who also practice yoga. (Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance)

#15. 1.7 million children are practicing yoga in the US. (Harvard Health)

#16. Nearly 10% of yoga practitioners are vegetarian. (US National Library Of Medicine)

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Yoga Habit Statistics

#17. About 44% of yoga practitioners practice yoga 2–3 times a week. (Eventbrite)

#18. 65% of US yogis practice yoga at home. (Yoga Alliance)

#19. A staggering 89% of US yogis practice yoga 1–5 hours a day on average. (Statista)

#20. On average, yogis in the US are willing to shell out $40 on a special, one-time yoga experience. In addition, 6% are willing to spend over $100 on an unforgettable yoga experience. (Eventbrite)

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Yoga Benefits Statistics

#21. 87% of people feel better after a yoga class. (Eventbrite)

#23. 40% of US yogis eat healthily because of yoga. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

#24. A whopping 87% of elderly yogis said that yoga helped them with back pain. (The Telegraph)

#25. 54% of US yogis do yoga because it helps them release tension. (Eventbrite)

#26. 59% of US yoga practitioners believe that yoga helps them sleep better. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

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#27. 63% report yoga mentally motivates them to exercise more. (Yoga Earth)

#28. 86% report an overall improved sense of mental wellness and clarity. (Yoga Earth)

#29. 79% report a feeling of closeness with their community and wanting to give back. (Yoga Earth)

#30. 82% of patients surveyed with chronic inflammation reduced inflammation by nearly 50% after just 6 weeks daily yoga. (Yoga Earth)

#31. 47% of patients surveyed with progressive heart disease, stopped further progression completely after one year of regular yoga practice. (Yoga Earth)

#33. Kindergarten students aged five years old who did yoga twice a week in school instead of standard physical education showed less inattention and hyperactivity and completed a task faster than similarly aged children doing physical education or no exercise. (Jarraya)

#34. Yoga in the workplace can improve productivity. (CDC)

#35. Yoga participants were 61% less likely to have high blood sugar levels compared to non-yoga participants. They also were 52% less likely to have a high body mass index and triglyceride levels compared to inactive individuals. (Forseth)

#36. Yoga is shown to improve the core symptoms of ADHD in children. (National Library of Medicine)

#37. About 15 minutes of yoga practice can boost your mood. (NetDoctor)

#38. Yoga health statistics show that it can lower systolic blood pressure by 26 points. (Yoga Journal)

#39. Yoga has helped 52% of practitioners reduce their PTSD symptoms. (NCBI)

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Yoga Injury Statistics

#40. Yoga worsened 21% of existing injuries. (The Telegraph)

#41. Yoga carries a lower risk of injuries compared to other physical activities. (HuffPost)

#42. The headstand is thought to be the most dangerous yoga pose. (ABC Health & Wellbeing)

#43. In over a third of cases, pain that was caused by yoga lasted more than three months. (The Telegraph)

#44. The majority of yoga injuries are to the hips, knees, ankles or feet. (BMJ Journals)

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Yoga Industry Statistics

#45. Every year, Americans spend $16 billion total on yoga classes, equipment, clothing, and accessories. (Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance)

#46. An average yoga practitioner spends almost $90 a month on yoga. (Eventbrite)

#47. There are currently 7,000 operating yoga studios in the U.S. (Yoga Earth)

#48. The market for yoga has grown on a global level to 80 billion dollars. (Yoga Earth)

#49. The global yoga market size is forecast to reach $66.2 billion by 2027 and is expected to have a compound annual growth rate of 9.6% from 2021 to 2027. (AP News)

#50. The fourth most popular yoga and meditation app worldwide is Yoga Go: Train at Home, which has amassed 1.39 million downloads. In seventh place is Yoga Down Dog, with 82,000 downloads worldwide. (Statista)

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Yoga Statistics From Around The World

#51. 300 million people do yoga all over the world. (Yogi Times)

#52. In Japan, the growth rate of yoga was 413% in five years. (Yogi Times)

#53. Adults in the US aged 18 to 29 said they are “somewhat interested” in learning yoga or meditation through a video call or virtual class. (Morning Consult)

#54. One in five Canadians or 21% said that they practice yoga. (Leger 360)

#55. Yoga is the third most popular sport among Chinese millionaires. Yoga was favored by 11% of Chinese individuals with high net worth with personal assets of over 10 million yuan. (Hurun Chinese Luxury Consumer Survey)

#56. The pilates and yoga studios market size in Australia is estimated to be worth $567.5 million. (IBISWorld)

#57. In a study, the initial reasons why people practice yoga in the UK are for general wellness (39%), fitness (19%), and flexibility (8.5%). On the other hand, 9.5% of participants said that they started practicing yoga due to a physical condition while 6% did so due to a mental health condition. (Cartright)

#58. 30% of people in the Netherlands practice meditation yoga or mindfulness. (Statista)

#59. There are over 10,000 yoga masters in the United Kingdom. (Finder)

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Yoga Instructor Statistics

#60. There are currently more than 100,000 yoga teachers registered with the Yoga Alliance. (Yoga Alliance)

#61. Yoga teacher training can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000. (Shades of Yoga)

#62. Yoga instructors with a specialization in holistic medicine earn 93.07% more than the average base salary. On the other hand, yoga instructors with time management skills earn 67.05% more than the average base pay. (Indeed)

#63. The top 10% of yoga instructors make $56,000 per year. (Finances Online)

#64. The number of yoga practitioners is predicted to reach 350 million by the end of the decade. (AP News)

#65. The average base salary of a yoga instructor in the US is $30.46 per hour. (Indeed)

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#66. In the US, 78.8% of yoga instructors are women while 16.7% are men. (Zippia)

#67. Orlando, Florida topped the list of highest paying cities in the US for yoga instructors. Instructors earned $47.12 per hour in Florida. San Francisco, California came in at second place with $42.84 per hour and New York came in third with earnings of $41.47 per hour. (Indeed)

#68. The average yearly salary of yoga instructors in the US is $41,000. The bottom 10% of yoga instructors earn $30,000 per year while those on the top 10% can earn around $56,000. (Zippia)

#69. Yoga instructors in the education sector earned more than those in other industries, with an annual salary of $47,000. On the other hand, those in the hospitality industry tend to earn the lowest, at $36,000 per year. (Zippia)

#70. The average age for yoga instructors is 37.1 years old. (Zippia)

#71. The world’s oldest yoga teacher was Tao Porchon-Lynch, who lived to be over 101 years old. (USA Today)

Statistics About Yoga + Covid-19

#72. Demand for yoga equipment grew by 154% during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Research and Markets)

#73. During the pandemic, yoga classes saw an increase of 25% in reservations as people joined via online classes from home. (Classpass)

#74. Post-pandemic, 60% of students indicated a preference for recorded classes while only 36% of teachers said they preferred this format. (Rawlings & Pollen)

#75. According to a survey, 58% of students and 73% of teachers report that they have a better perception of online yoga now than they did before the pandemic. (Rawlings & Pollen)

#76. Before the pandemic, approximately 40% of students taking yoga classes online used recorded classes, such as those found on YouTube or membership sites. During the pandemic, the preferred mode of delivery by students was live-streamed group classes (67%) followed by recorded classes (61%). (Rawlings & Pollen)

#77. Before the pandemic, only 9% of teachers and 40% of students practiced yoga online. During the pandemic, the numbers ballooned to 91% of students and 86% of teachers practicing and teaching online yoga, respectively. (Rawlings & Pollen)

#78. At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, yoga was one of the most popular topics on Instagram across the globe. In March 2020, Instagram posts about yoga grew by 68%, beating out topics like news and politics (46%), cooking (33%), recipes (31%), and health (28%). (HypeAuditor)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Hatha yoga is the most popular type of yoga. Hatha yoga is defined as any style of yoga that includes asanas and pranayama breathing.

The top yoga countries according to Google trends are Canada, Singapore, Australia, Ireland, United States and India.

Where can I take yoga classes online?

You can take yoga classes online through various studios or gyms. Yoga With Adriene is a free YouTube channel with many videos and is a great budget-friendly way to practice yoga at home.

Bottom Line

Hopefully this article gave you some insight into the yoga industry! If you don’t practice yoga, these statistics may be prompting you to get started!

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