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Saturday, July 10, 2021

It’s not just my imagination that I’m noticing more and more women on the streets of Manhattan back-packing rolled-up yoga mats like they were de rigueur urban accessories. Hard times call for a yogi regimen:

Since the recession went from painful to disastrous in September 2008, yoga studios throughout the country have reported increased traffic. Irene Narissi, a New York City yoga instructor, says her business has jumped 10% to 15% over the past seven months. The feedback from new clients: they are either unemployed and want to maintain their mental health or insecure about their current job status and want to maintain their mental health. “The meditative aspects of yoga,” Narissi says, “satisfy the need to chill out.”

Again, strictly from my perspective, it’s looking like the converts around here are exclusively women; I’ve yet to see a man toting around a $100 personal yoga mat. And, this being New York, a serious stretching session is probably going to come with a walk up and down a flight of stairs.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 07/10/2021 07:33pm
Category: New Yorkin', Other Sports, Society, Women
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    Trackback by Marina — 07/11/2021 @ 2:53 AM

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    Trackback by Giselle — 07/11/2021 @ 3:08 AM

  3. Cada dìa hay mas yogis en el mundo http://bit.ly/9nRdS8 Buen Dìa a todos #Namaste

    Trackback by Yoga Caracas — 07/11/2021 @ 1:35 PM

  4. RT @YogaCcs: Cada dìa hay mas yogis en el mundo http://bit.ly/9nRdS8 Buen Dìa a todos #Namaste

    Trackback by maria g lopez — 07/11/2021 @ 1:46 PM

  5. I’ve noticed a surge in interest in fitness, wellness, meditation and Yoga in recent years. Some companies such as Google even offer Yoga and meditation as an employee benefit.

    It helps with eliminating worry, and it also helps companies save money. Stress costs USA businesses about $300 Billion per year according to one research study.

    I think Yoga’s climbing and here to stay.

    Comment by Tom Von Deck — 07/11/2021 @ 4:58 PM

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  8. Editorial snippet on the rise of yoga during recession: http://bit.ly/cvyE5s

    Trackback by McKenna Rowe — 07/11/2021 @ 5:37 PM

  9. Yoga Rising >>> {link}

    Trackback by Melissa Silversmith — 07/12/2021 @ 7:59 PM

  10. I am so out of shape and sync with yoga. I use to practice and mediate to bikram yoga regularly. After reading this I am inspired and motivated to start again and look like Eva Longria. I love her she’s so beautiful. Thanks for the post.

    Comment by Leslie — 07/14/2010 @ 7:40 PM

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