The Evolution of the American Bar #infographic #America #Bar

The American labor movement started to gains rights for industrial workers, including safer working conditions, better wages, and shorter hours. As American workers habitually visited bars at the end of a hard day’s work to relax and socialize, these places became the center of many conversations and planning for labor activities and organization. Bars encouraged this by providing free private meeting rooms as long as attendees were drinking. Some of these establishments could accommodate thousands of patrons at one time.

Some historians have speculated that Rockefeller and other notable industrialists promoted temperance organizations and helped to push Prohibition into law in order to disrupt these conclaves of union supporters who were using bars as frequent meeting places.

An Infographic by BuzzTime.

Yoga Trends in America #infographic #yoga #trends #America

Yoga is an ancient discipline which seems to be getting hotter and hotter. The newly released 2016 Yoga in America Study Conducted by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance shows that the number of US yoga practitioners increased to over 36 million in 2016, up from 20.4 million in 2012 and 15.8 million in 2008

Here are some of the significant findings:

• More than 80 million Americans say they are somewhat or very likely to practice yoga in the next 12 months
• Practitioners are much more involved in many other forms of exercise, such as running, cycling and weightlifting, than non-practitioners
• The top 5 reasons for starting yoga are: flexibility, stress relief, general fitness, improve overall health, and physical fitness

Check out this infographic to learn more about Yoga trends in America.

An Infographic by Prama del Mar.