Love Yoga? Wait Till You Find Out People Are Making Money Out Of It!

Yoga may be practiced for mental and physical health and well-being, but there’s more to this ancient practice than meets the eye. Yes, yoga is all about breath control, meditation and specific body postures, but did you know that it is now also a multi-billion industry? The market for yoga is growing and how. Take the U.S. for example, where the practice seems to have gained a cult following throughout the country, so much so that in 2015, the revenue of the yoga industry amounted to 9.09 billion U.S. dollars in the United States, and is expected to hit a whopping 11.56 billion by 2020.

The number of people learning and practicing yoga is on the rise. No wonder then, yoga classes make up the majority of the industry’s revenue. Pilates and yoga accreditation training and merchandise sales also have their fair share of contribution.

Even Part-Time Instructors Are Laughing All The Way To The Bank

If the reports are anything to go by, fitness instructors make anything between $23 and $31 an hour. However, those with a specialized expertise, specifically yoga, seem to have the upper hand. While a group exercise instructor makes $26.79 hourly, a yoga instructor on the other hand, takes home $31.46 for an hour. Do the math. Even personal trainers are far behind at $24.80/hour.

Yoga Is An Integral Part Of The Wellness Travel Industry

Concepts like yoga cruises, yoga & surf, yoga & detox, yoga & diving, yoga & sports, yoga & wine, yoga & meditation and yoga & ayurveda not only underline the importance of yoga, but are also generating millions of dollars in business. With yoga’s popularity growing with each passing day, these concepts aren’t going anywhere, not anytime soon, more so because those who practice and teach yoga claim to have achieved a new-found balance in their lives, and swear by yoga’s role in giving them strength, dexterity, and mental clarity.

Yoga Has A Bright Future. You Can Have One Too

With 34 percent of Americans likely to practice yoga in the next 12 months, for better flexibility, stress relief, and general fitness, yoga is here to stay. Instructors are not only conducting physical classes, but also streaming sessions online so as to reach more people than they ever could physically. More and more schools are making yoga a part of their curricula, since it makes the kids calmer. So, if you are a yoga instructor or planning to become one soon, you are in for a treat.

We at XS Worldwide, may not see yoga as a business opportunity, but we do believe that yoga should be a regular part of our lives. It is with this belief that on the 21st of June, we’ll be organizing a de-stressing  yoga session at our India Headquarters, in the presence of an experienced instructor. Hopefully, this International Yoga Day will mark the beginning of a new journey for our employees, with a much better work-life balance.

Yoga Is Now Funnier Than Ever. Laugh Your Way To Health!

With the International Yoga Day just around the corner, the ancient practice has been all over the news of late. While yoga is not new per se, it has been redesigned or rather reimagined, at least in some parts of the world. It has a lot of new forms, many of which are quite funny, so to say. Here are the top 5 giggle-worthy trends that have been catching on.

 

Beer Yoga

It is actually a thing. You attend a yoga class that’s more or less similar to every yoga class that you have been to, except that here you also gulp down a bottle or two of beer over the course of the session. What’s even funnier is that you could be asked to attempt to balance the bottle on your head while holding yourself in the instructor’s pose of choice.

Are You Fit Enough for Beer Yoga?

Yoga is already hard enough. In news that appears to be the happy-accident byproduct of a hipster laboratory experiment gone awry, something called “beer yoga” wants to make your exercise routine of choice a little sloppier.

Doga Or Dog Yoga

Dog parlors are a thing of the past. Welcome to the age of DOH’-guh. This one claims to have its own share of advantages: your dog has a better posture, you and your dog get some bonding time, and the poor soul has that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to socialize. Phew!

Dog yoga classes improve canine posture and behavior, veterinarian says

A New York exercise class is bringing new meaning to the phrase “downward-facing dog.” A Rochester-area veterinarian is teaching a dog-and-human class called doga (DOH’-guh). WOMAN DOING YOGA ON PLANE SPARKS ONLINE DEBATE: NOBODY NEEDS TO SEE PEOPLE FLAILING ABOUT Dr. Danni Shemanski of the Hilton Veterinary Hospital tells WHEC that doga can improve dogs’ posture.

Paddleboard Yoga

It’s not as funny as the others, but does offer you an alternate – a good one for that matter, taking the mundaneness out of your yoga routine. You stand on a paddleboard, and keep yourself balanced and afloat. And yes if do fall, others can have a good laugh at your expense. Just kidding!

10 Reasons You Should Try Yoga On A Stand Up Paddleboard

Is your yoga routine getting a little stale? If you’re looking for a new challenge, yoga on a stand up paddleboard will reinvigorate you and push you to become an even better yogi than you thought possible — all while enjoying the natural splendor of floating on water.

Goat Yoga

This one has a waiting list, and you may not be able to experience it for yourself for a while. Incredible, right? Imagine, these small animals jumping up onto your back as you try to maintain something difficult, like a plank position. A sight for sore eyes. LOL!   

‘Goat yoga’ is a thing – and hundreds are lining up for it

Her goat yoga classes have become so popular, there’s a 1,200-person waiting list that’s growing by the day. The classes are held at Morse’s scenic Oregon farm, where the goats have open access to the guests during their practice. Snuggles are not uncommon, and neither is the occasional upward goat on a downward dog.

Broga®

Been looking for a non-judgmental yoga class, where it’s ok if you can’t touch your toes? Broga’s to your rescue.  It’s a yoga class, specifically for men, especially if you are a bit reluctant to join a class dominated by women. Quite a male chauvinist thing, some might say, but men who swear by it, seem to disagree. In fact, they have done away with the calming chants and soft music, and replaced it with tracks that are more mainstream.

The rise of Broga

If you’re a man who has struggled through yoga class feeling self-conscious next to a woman who can touch her nose to her knees with ease, take heed. A Broga studio may be coming to a city near you. But what is Broga, exactly?

 

These trends may be funny, but they do you some solid good. You keep your phone aside and spend some time breathing and stretching. So they are not all bad. However, those who practice yoga in its true sense might not agree. To each his own. What matters is that you take to yoga in whatever way you can.

We at XS Worldwide, are about to take the plunge. This International Yoga Day, we’ll be conducting a de-stressing yoga session at our India Headquarters, where our employees will hopefully be able to connect with their lighter and subtle self, as they goodbye to stress and anxiety.

Security Essen 2018: What Can The Exhibitors And Visitors Expect?

Security Essen is one of the world’s leading security trade shows. The show offers exhibitors and visitors opportunities for networking and knowledge exchange. Security Essen 2018 will be along similar lines. There will be up-to-date conferences and forums with focus on information and practice.

Security Essen 2018: A Programme Beneficial For Exhibitors & Visitors

Career Forum

Looking forward to making contacts, building networks or hiring people for open vacancies? The career forum is where you need to be. The forum will bring you and the job applicants to a common platform. This will open the channel for a targeted and professional communication. You can expect to meet retrainees, students, trainees and graduates at the forum. Did you know that this is the first time that there’ll be a career forum at Security Essen?

Cyber Security Conference

Security Essen always reacts to the latest developments in its own way. Right now, hacker attacks are present in all media. So, topics of cyber security and commercial trade protection will get greater focus. That’s because the show is dedicating an entire hall to these topics for the first time. Also, there’ll be a top class conference called the “Cyber Security Conference”. The conference will further emphasize the said topics. The conference’s agenda includes presenting relevant issues to you and other international participants. And you know who has a major role to play here? The Federal Office for Information Security and the Federal Association of Security Technology.

Public Security Forum

Looking for digital security solutions for public areas? Experience these solutions at the Public Security Forum. Exhibitors will present these solutions for decision makers in public institutions. So if your institution takes care of security in public life, you have to be here. You will experience how digitization is impacting the security industry.  Learn about new possibilities to make our society safer with digital solutions.

Security Experts Forum

The Security Experts Forum will include a non-stop programme. The programme will start with an exciting keynote lecture every morning. A live demonstration will mark the end of the programme in the evening. The programme will have more than 90 presentations. These presentations will attract the visitors to the forum throughout the day. The programme will take place during the entire period of the show. The visitors can get information and solution ideas about all the subjects at the show.

  • Services
  • Access
  • Mechatronics and Mechanics
  • CCTV
  • Fire Prevention and Intrusion Protection
  • Perimeter Protection as well as Cyber Security, and Economic Security

 

You can also look forward to guided tours of the exhibition (e.g. for architects).  Other opportunities include Drone Course, and Presentation of the Security Innovation Award. The show will run from 25-28 September 2018. Save the dates. If you are an exhibitor, contact XS Worldwide today. As one of the leading trade show booth builders, we can help you make your mark at Security Essen 2018.

Dissecting CEBIT 2018: What All Lies In Store!

CEBIT, “Europe’s Business Festival for Innovation and Digitization”, is back. The trade show will cover the digitization of business, government and society. Running from 11-15 June 2018, the show will have four new sections, but the core focus would remain the same. There’s more to this year’s show than generating leads and business.

CEBIT 2018: The Perfect Trade Show For Business, Leads, And Ideas!

Sections Representing A Rather New Approach

d!conomy

It’s an event conducive for business. So, you will see solution providers and public-sector players come together. They will discuss business and make it all happen. You can of course find out more about the latest trends and seek inspiration at CEBIT 2018. But, if you are here to do business, d!conomy is the event for you.

d!tec

d!tec is the meeting point for radical ideas and technologies. These can have a great impact on the society as well as the economy and bring about transformation. d!tec is where the entrepreneurial spirit of the digital age thrives!

d!talk

Looking for inspiration and input for success in the future? Look no further. d!talk is where you need to be. This conference & workshop program is for inspired agenda-setting. This year, stars & pioneers of digitization will feature on stage. You will see them in more than 10 exhibition halls. They will share know-how and visions relevant to the topics covered in each hall.

d!campus

Are networking and interaction on your mind? If that’s a yes, you can’t give the d!campus a miss. Everything here will appeal to all your senses and create unforgettable experiences.  d!campus will include live music. You can also explore virtual worlds, and eat food served by culinary artists. Together, they will set the scene for on-stage presentations sure to garner a lot of attention.  

Things To Look Forward To

Take-Off Monday

You will see a new, revamped CEBIT this year. A star-studded, action-packed conference program will mark the beginning of the trade show.  The show will kick off on Monday, 11 June. The expo in the exhibition halls will open to the visitors only on Tuesday. A lot will be happening on “Take-off Monday” with a top-notch digitization-themed program.

Key Topics Covered

– Artificial Intelligence – Find out how the unlimited opportunities offered by AI translate into new business.

– Augmented & Virtual Reality – Do you believe that there are no limits on the commercial benefits attached to using VR and AR? Meet others who share your belief.

– Blockchain – Experience the disruptive potential of the blockchain. Also, see the latest applications of this decentralized and forgery-proof database.

– Future Mobility – CEBIT 2018 will showcase the face of smart mobility in our digital future.

– Humanoid Robots – Experience live powerful systems equipped with artificial intelligence.

– Internet Of Things – Did you know that by 2020 some 50 billion devices will be connected? If the idea of a connected world piques your interest, this one’s for you.

– Security – Looking for solutions that can help you stay on the safe side? At CEBIT 2018, there are plenty of options.

– Unmanned Systems & Drones –  Drones, or “multi-copters”, can be used for a wide variety of applications? Do you agree? What about unmanned systems? Do you think the opportunities for these on land or water are virtually unlimited? If that’s a yes, do visit Hall 26.

– Workspace 4.0 & Collaboration – Are you an IT decision maker, looking for the right workspace solution for your company? This is where you need to be.

Contact XS Worldwide, one of the leading trade show booth design companies, today. Get a great booth designed to connect with new target groups. Who’s to say you won’t meet decision-makers who are looking to invest?

Vitafoods Europe 2018: The Perfect Show To Meet The Decision-Makers!

Exhibition Stand Builders Vitafoods Europe 2018

Exhibition Stand Builders Vitafoods Europe 2018

Vitafoods Europe, the highly popular show, aimed at shaping the food industry for optimal health through science and innovation, is back. The show, slated for a grand opening in a few days from now, would see the key players come together to share knowledge, overcome challenges and create business opportunities.

Accomplish Multiple Business Objectives At Vitafoods Europe 2018!

– Strengthen your ties with the existing customers by inviting them over for face-to-face meetings and engrossing discussions.

– Lay the groundwork for growth. With the right kind of trade show booth by your side, and sincere marketing efforts, the show could be your gateway to increasing profit and establishing a strong foothold in the market.

– Been meaning to launch new ingredients and products, but couldn’t get hold of your target audience? Well, that’s exactly when the show comes into the picture. Vitafoods Europe 2018 is where you could reach out to those who matter, and source new buyers and distributors.

– With a global audience from more than 100 countries, the nutraceutical show is where you get the chance to expand your horizons and engage with buyers across demographics.

– While the show would help you with lead generation, who’s to say you won’t be closing business deals right there on the spot? The show does provide an environment conducive enough for such deals to take place.

– Last but not least, you may already be a part of this strong and growing market, but Vitafoods Europe could help you grab a bigger share of the pie.

Vitafoods Europe 2018: The Numbers Speak For Themselves!

– Visitors throng Vitafoods Europe. With the show giving them the opportunity to meet & greet suppliers of ingredients, raw materials, dietary supplements and services, rub shoulders with the existing partners and gather ideas & inspiration about the industry, they have every reason to be there. And given the fact that 96% of them have decision-making powers, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be.

– With more than 1100 global suppliers exhibiting, the show is anything but ordinary. The upcoming edition could be your chance to get the most out of this extraordinary show. Find out for yourself what is it that attracts them to Vitafoods Europe, edition after edition.

– The visitors don’t just come here to take a look at what you offer. They are ready to do business with you. What about you? The show would see 21,000+ senior decision-makers from different sectors of the nutraceutical and dietary supplements industries in attendance. On that note, did you know that 91% of the companies which exhibited at the previous edition met visitors at Vitafoods Europe they wouldn’t have met elsewhere? Make your move!

– The visitor base at this show is quite comprehensive. From manufacturers and distributors to consultants and contract manufacturers, you could engage with pretty much everyone, with the right strategy.

– With Switzerland, Belgium and USA among the top visitor countries, the show is a truly global affair. So if you have been giving global exhibiting some serious thought, now’s the time to put your best foot forward.

– When they say visitors eagerly await the show, they mean business. Vitafoods Europe is among the few ones to be thought of as an important and market leading industry show by as many as 96% of the visitors.

May 15th – 17th 2018: save the dates, and be there to explore the latest innovations, and benefit from a host of concurrent activities & events, aimed at helping you address your business challenges.