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How to Practise Yoga Even on Budget

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These days, you can no longer turn a corner without hearing or reading about the benefits of yoga: better circulation, enhanced strength, improved flexibility, and decreased stress. All of these claims are true, but yoga also have one dirty little secret: it’s expensive. No wonder that it often seems like a luxury for people with pockets full of cash. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here, we’ve listed down a few tips and tricks as to how you’ll be able to practise yoga without breaking the bank.

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  1. Look for Inexpensive Yoga Classes

Most yoga studios in Singapore offer community classes at a discounted price. These classes are often held during off-peak hours, so you’ll need to have flexible schedule to enrol to these classes. Gyms, community centres, and university extension programs are some of the great places that offer yoga for less. Apart from these places, free yoga classes are also conducted on outdoor places like park during warm weathers.

  1. Search for Online Deals

You might already be a subscriber of a money-saving local website. Living Social, Groupon, and other sites usually send emails with offers to try out local yoga studios. So go ahead, and try that yoga class across the town. The deals are often worth the drive, plus you get to experience a new yoga class at a different studio.

  1. Subscribe to a Yoga YouTube Channel

There are tons of great yoga classes on YouTube and best of all, they’re free. So if you’re really penny-pinching, skip the yoga studios altogether, ask a friend, and practise yoga at home with the help of your favourite YouTube yoga instructor.

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  1. Shop Around for Affordable Yoga Clothing

Although that new fitness apparel store at the mall is super cute, you don’t need to spend so much on clothes you’re just going to sweat in. Sure, it’s cute and comfortable but most of us don’t need something that’s going cost us a fortune. Almost all your favourite clothing retailers offer a workout or fitness clothing line. Even stores with well-priced and stylish items like Forever 21 and H&M offer fitness wear at amazing prices. If you want to find quality and affordable yoga tops then head to shops like Target, TJ Maxx, Kohl, and Old Navy.

  1. Get Alerts From Local Yoga Studios

Another good way to practise yoga even on budget is to sign up for emails from your favourite local yoga studios, or even from the ones you haven’t tried yet. Visit studios you haven’t been to before – most yoga studios usually offer introductory rates for first-time students. Also, be on the lookout for new studios since they offer great discounts when they first to open.

The best part about yoga exercises is that it’s really for everyone. That said, it should be accessible to anyone on any budget. So work these tips out, and practise yoga on a dime and still get the amazing benefits it has to offer.

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What You Need To Know About Sitting on Pee

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Men do not have problems when peeing because they do not sit whilst doing it. For girls, we have troubles peeing especially after seeing the toilet seat. Imagine that you really have to go badly and run into a public restroom only to see that the toilet seat is covered with someone else’s pee. Instead of pursuing it, you hold back and look for a cleaner one.

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You thought that you can get something out of the toilet seat. It is time that you forget about it and continue peeing. Worrying about getting genital herpes, AIDS and Syphilis is pointless. You should not worry of that ever happening because a pee won’t do anything that severe to you. Actually, according to Philip M. Tierno of New York University School of Medicine, even if you touched the pee and put it to your face, no harm can be done. The reason is easy – urine does not carry harmful microbes.

This does not mean that you cannot get something from it. Of course when you touch other dirty surfaces in a public restroom, there is a huge possibility that you will pick up stomach flu virus, influenza or cold but not herpes, AIDS, syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases. The risk of getting stomach flu, cold or influenza can be reduced by regularly and properly washing hands using soap, water and other bathroom facilities.

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So, you sat without realizing at first that the toilet seat is covered with someone else’s pee. What will happen? For sure your but will get weight but it does not change anything. You should be happy to know that you will not catch any organisms found in urine. If you are afraid of AIDS, you have to be reminded again that the virus is only contracted via blood or sexual contact and not sitting on urine. You should be safe now.

If you are concerned about the herpes virus, you should know that it lives inside the cells. It will not survive long when discharged so it is unlikely to get it just by sitting on a pee. In the case of syphilis and crabs, it is also transmitted through sexual contact. There is also chlamydia. Do not worry because it remains inside the cervix and it cannot just make contact through the pee. Microbes have different life spans when it live outside the human host. In fact, viruses die the fastest compared to some bacteria. The thing here is if your bladder is in need of a release and you see pee around the toilet seat, it is futile to put layers of toilet papers.

Just release it and not think of someone else’s pee. If you are too conscious of this, you can just put layers of toilet papers but make sure that there is enough time before it burst. When you are done, remember to wash your hands. You may not contract sexually transmitted diseases but you are in risk for other illnesses like colds, influenza and the like. Hopefully this shed some light.

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