Yoga is one of the most popular forms of exercise in America right now, and it’s popularity is only growing. But people are often ignoring the spiritual benefits and focusing entirely on the exercise.
According to an article from The Huffington Post:
As American yoga master Rodney Yee remarked at a 2011 Omega Institute conference, compromising the authenticity of the practice and ignoring its traditions is “ass-backwards.” “It dumbs down the whole art form,” he said.
While the art form may be dumbed down, yoga as a fitness industry is triumphing. Take a look at the following infographic to see how yoga is doing around the United States.
Infographic by HealthNews.com