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Top 10 U.S. Cities for Yoga

In April this year, Forbes announced the top 10 U.S.cities to practice yoga.  They turned to data from the marketing firm GfK MRI, which conducted surveys in 205 markets last year, asking participants whether they practiced yoga, and if so, how frequently and for how long.  Check out the list!  Is your hometown among the top 10?

 

1..   San Francisco/San Jose, CA
2.   Seattle/Tacoma, WA
3.   Philadelphia, PA
4.   Washington D.C (tie)
4.   New York City(tie)
6.   Baltimore, MD
7.   Boston, MA
8.   Portland, OR
9.   San Diego, CA (tie)
9.   Boise, ID (tie)

Read the full article for survey data on each city.

Me forward foldin at Lululemon's Salutation Nation in 2010 (photo courtesy of Lululemon San Diego)

 If your city didn’t make the list, don’t fret! According to a Yoga Journal study, yoga is the fastest growing physical activity in America.  This increased popularity brings an increase in accessibility with more yoga studios opening every year.  If the number of studios are limited in your city, check out local college campuses to see if they offer classes as part of their physical education courses, and don’t forgot about a home practice!  There are dozens of DVDs and websites with tutorials videos for people of all levels – there are even yoga apps for your smartphone – check out this list from appadvice.com.

Peace. Love. Namaste.

J

Photo of yoga in NYC’s Times Square courtesy of Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/GettyImages

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