- Vinyasa flow is the most popular yoga style.
- A crowded yoga class is the main reason participants would walked out of a class.
- The Om symbol is connected to the Ajna Chakra or the third-eye chakra located in the middle of the forehead.
- Om represents the sound of the universe.
- Namaste is a traditional greeting that literally translates as “I bow to you.”
- The injury incidence in yoga is 1.18 injuries per 1,000 hours of yoga.
- 64% of the total injuries are lower extremity injuries – hip, hamstring, knee, ankle, feet and toes.
- Since 2015, yoga is as popular as golf.
- Born in 1916, Ida Herbert from Canada is the oldest registered yoga instructor.
- Yoga participants choose a yoga studio based on the cost, convenience and the quality of the instructors.
- For only 29% of yoga teachers, yoga is their primary source of income.
- Indian inmates do yoga to decrease their sentences.
- There are two yoga teachers in training for every current yoga teacher.
- Almost all yoga instructors (98%) take part in other physical activities.
- A fifth (20%) of the yoga instructors have been practicing for over ten years.
- Over half (55%) of yoga instructors have been teaching for over six years.
- Two thirds (67%) of yoga instructors teach ten hours or less per week.
- There are seven qualities associated with yoga teachers:
- Knowledge of poses;
- Eager to help;
- Clear instructions;
- Give adjustments;
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Guinness World Record. https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/93393-oldest-yoga-teacher
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