How Many Runners Practice Yoga Today?

According to the 2016 Yoga in America Study (conducted by the Yoga Journal, Yoga Alliance and Ipsos Public Affairs) there are 36.7 million people practicing yoga and 79% of those people also engage in running, cycling or weight lifting. Why? Yoga is just flat out good for you, it can increase flexibility, strength, athletic performance and decreases stress. Check out the report for more information regarding how Americans view yoga and what motivates them to practice this ancient technique.

If someone were to ask me, "why do yoga?" My deepest answer would be "because it's essential." It's like asking "why water?" or "why food?" But that may seem a bit lofty and elusive, especially for new practitioners or those just considering walking into a studio for the first time.

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