Even though thousands of New Yorkers cut back on retail purchases, yoga classes have gone up in popularity. Is yoga the secret to a less is more lifestyle?
In this economy it's no surprise to see stories of people are scaling back their purchases. Yes, even the richest of the rich in New York's Upper East Side have had to sacrifice. They've stopped spending thousands on dollhouses and caviar, according to a recent article in the New York Times.
It's promising, however, that they have not sacrificed their yoga. In fact more people may be attending classes. A spokesperson for Pure Yoga told the NY Times that membership has doubled in the past 10 months. Though instructors have been "battling a growing number of people trying to check their BlackBerrys and take cellphone calls in the middle of yoga sessions."
Is it possible that wealthy Americans are giving up on retail therapy in exchange for some yoga therapy?