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Take Your Yoga Mat Outdoors: International Yoga Day 2022!

Take Your Yoga Mat Outdoors: International Yoga Day 2022!

There’s really nothing like the sensation of a relaxing morning of yoga to counter the stress of life - as you close your eyes and stretch, it’s almost like you can feel all your problems slowly melt away!

Yoga is more than just a form of exercise. It’s a way of centering yourself, finding your peace, and getting in touch with your body and nature.

In honour of International Yoga Day that’s coming up (June 21 - mark your calendars and set aside a few hours for yourself!), we’ve come up with some wonderful ways for you to rediscover the joy of Yoga.

Step Into The Great Outdoors!

Most of us have gotten used to rolling out our yoga mat in our HDB flat or an air-conditioned studio, but what better way to enjoy yoga than with the wind in your hair and the sun in your face?

Once you elevate your experience by taking your yoga mat outside, it might be clear to you why many people consider yoga to be a form of therapy, not just a form of exercise!

What Happens When You Try Outdoor Yoga?

1. You will find your mental and spiritual awareness heightened. The fresh air can unlock your mind and allow you to think and feel more clearly.

2. You’ll likely have a burst of energy from being surrounded by nature. No longer will you have to rely on a strong kopi to get you through the day! The sound of chirping birds and all the living creatures outside is the best soundtrack for exercise.

3. You’ll have a lot more confidence. Although you might be self-conscious at first, you’d be surprised at how quickly your worries will melt away once you actually settle into a relaxing yoga session outdoors - it can even be an empowering process of self-discovery.

Places To Go For Outdoor Yoga In Singapore

We’re not the only ones who have realised outdoor yoga benefits! There are some awesome hidden yoga spots for yogis in Singapore already. So don’t worry - you definitely won’t be alone if you choose to try yoga outside.Once you’ve chosen your yoga spot, here is what to do next:

01. Lay your mat down on the grass
Lay your mat down on the grass

The park is a wonderful and easy choice for outdoor yoga. You’ll need to pick a shady and private spot, away from any jogging or hiking paths or inconvenient patches of sunlight.

We recommend going to ​​Kallang Riverside Park, a cosy park built on both sides of the Kallang River and is just 10 minutes away from the Kallang MRT Station. Another popular spot for outdoor yoga is Bedok Reservoir Park, which is already a centre for outdoor activities like sailing and kayaking.

Outfit options: If you’re taking your yoga mat outside for a change, why not dress up for the occasion? Try out our best-selling Kyro Leggings, a fan favourite for yoga with its high waisted cut. Pair this with our Thea Kyro Rib Bra, made with all-sport Kyro fabric coupled with supportive seamless straps to sweat in style outside. 

02. Make the most of the sea and the sand
Lay your mat down on the grass

A novel and exciting experience will be to practise yoga by the beach! We honestly can’t think of a more refreshing yet peaceful way to enjoy yoga than with the cool sea breeze caressing your face.

East Coast Park is already a popular location for many S’poreans looking to relax over the weekends, so you might already be familiar with this spot! If you’re going to this beachside location, consider going in the early morning to avoid the crowds. This location is also ideal for a group yoga session with friends.

We might suggest Pasir Ris Park, which is quieter and smaller, perfect if you’re new to outdoor yoga and you’d like to be alone for a slightly more secluded spot. The park already has some designated fitness corners, which might be the ideal place to set your mat down.

Our buttery soft, and supportive Komi Leggings would be perfect for outdoor yoga, staying true to the simplicity and minimalism of the activity. Pair this with our flattering, clean-cut Camille Komi Midline Bra to stay comfortable and stylish outside.

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Bonus Tip!

You could even check out a yoga collective like Urban Yogis with outdoor classes, with prices ranging from S$10 to S$28 per class. Classes with a view include those at MBS, Botanic Gardens, Gardens by the Bay and Bedok Reservoir. There’s even a free class on Monday evenings at Suntec City!

There are plenty of safe, convenient options for you to practise yoga outdoors in Singapore. And honestly - why wouldn’t you? You’ll have the breeze in your hair, the birds chirping in your ears, and the Kydra clothes on your body to keep you comfortable!

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