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[Yoga in Germany – Results of a Nationally Representative Survey]

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  • 1 Klinik für Naturheilkunde und Integrative Medizin, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Medizinische Fakultät, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Deutschland.
  • PMID: 26565982
  • DOI: 10.1159/000439468

[Yoga in Germany – Results of a Nationally Representative Survey]

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Affiliation

  • 1 Klinik für Naturheilkunde und Integrative Medizin, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Medizinische Fakultät, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Deutschland.
  • PMID: 26565982
  • DOI: 10.1159/000439468

Abstract

Background: Yoga is increasingly used as a therapeutic and preventive method worldwide. The aim of this nationally representative survey was to assess prevalence and patterns of yoga practice in Germany.

Methods: Between August and September 2014, a nationally representative sample of 2,041 individuals of at least 14 years of age was interviewed regarding actual and prior yoga practice. Differences between socioeconomic subgroups were analyzed using chi-squared tests.

Results: Lifetime prevalence of yoga practice was 15.1%, point prevalence 3.3%. Higher prevalence was associated with female gender (p Conclusion: An estimated 15.7 million Germans are currently practicing yoga or are at least interested in starting to practice, most commonly women, metropolitans, and those with a higher education as well as employed persons. Almost 90% practitioners report positive changes due to their yoga practice.

An estimated 15.7 million Germans are currently practicing yoga or are at least interested in starting to practice, most commonly women, metropolitans, and those with a higher education as well as employed persons. Almost 90% practitioners report positive changes due to their yoga practice.