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Spring Back To Life: Discover Yoga in Singapore

Yoga in Singapore

What comes to mind when somebody mentions the word yoga to you? Perhaps meditation is the first word that will pop in your mind. In most cases, that is true. For non-yoga practitioners, it relates more to the mental state rather than the physical. If you ask a yoga guru what it actually means, you will get a reply saying it is the union of breath, body, and mind. The answer would seem profound because yoga is really not just another routine.

Today, yoga is no longer regarded as a dull meditation practice or a boring way of stretching. It has become a fitness trend in the West and the East. Most fitness gyms and boutique studios are offering yoga in Singapore. Many young professionals and busy executives are discovering the calming, mind-body benefits of yoga.

 

How Do You Practice Yoga in Singapore?

Yoga is already entrenched in the Singaporean lifestyle. Several years ago it was taught only in community centers although the sessions can’t be considered as the ‘true’ yoga. Today, there are established places where you can take up yoga classes.

Do not feel alienated if you are a newbie at yoga. Everyone started from zero. Definitely, it will take a while before the yoga techniques can be assimilated and become part of your everyday life. Classes are also based on the learning level of customers. Beginner classes to the more advanced lessons are available, so it’s altogether different as you go deeper into the yoga experience.

 

Establishments that Offer Yoga Classes in Singapore

Establishments that Offer Yoga Classes in Singapore

You can visit fitness gyms, yoga centers or boutique studios offering yoga classes. Enroll in formal yoga classes or apply for membership in fitness clubs. Most of these establishments offer free trials so can you assess for yourself whether yoga is the thing for you. What’s more, there are yoga workout places that are all-female, all-male or unisex depending on your preference.

 

Yoga delivers wonders to the mind, body, and soul. It is something that is more than just a regular workout routine. There are plenty of things to learn about specific postures or ‘asanas’ in yoga lingo. Let the relaxing and meditative facets of yoga help you relieve the stress, negativity, and anxieties that weigh you down. If you have not been mystified by this trend that originated in India 5,000 years ago, you might want to try yoga and see true living in a whole new light.

5 Super Workout Trends Malaysians Should Try In 2017

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If you’ve always wanted to start working out every New Year but never did, it’s time to get off your butt and start picking out a workout that you like. Check out these five trending workouts in 2017 that you can try in Malaysia:

A group of people engaging in yoga meditation during a yoga class

  1. Yoga Luckily for its Malaysian fans and practitioners, yoga is making a steady comeback in 2017. A favorite form of workout among celebrities, the trending yoga styles are the yoga for couples. Other trending yoga styles for 2017 include rope wall yoga, hot yoga, and aerial yoga. With yoga you can strengthen your body, improve your sex life, and boost your mood.2
  2. HIIT The HIIT workout helps you burn calories instantly. The workout is a high-intensity exercise done in a very quick pace, with only short periods of rest. HIIT may be a combination of squats, burpees, CrossFit, or Pilates. Each exercise is done within 45 seconds and 15 seconds rest before you move on to the next exercise. Get your water and towel nearby, because you’re going to sweat a lot.3
  3. Wearable tech Wearable tech is all the rage in Malaysia last year, and the trend is still hot and will not likely to fade away in 2017 anytime soon. Fitness apps, smartwatches, and fitness trackers have made working out more bearable and easier, either for fitness enthusiasts or fitness beginners. Keeping track and achieving your fitness goals have never been this easier and smoother.4
  4. Dance Cardio For some people who hates the feeling of working out, it can be challenging to have fun while you want to stay fit and burn off calories. Thankfully, cardio workout is the 2017’s popular choice. A dance cardio class in Malaysia will feel more like a party than a typical workout session, with cool music to boot. For more fun, do it in a small group of three to five people, and dance your blues away.5
  5. Boxing Boxing is making a comeback. Celebs like Demi Lovato helps to spark interests towards boxing among Millennials when she shared an Instagram video of her boxing with Rocky actor and Hollywood legend Sylvester Stallone. Many fitness centres in Malaysia have boxing classes that teach no-contact fitness styles, not meant for fighting but for burning calories.

If you’re interested in trying any of the trending workouts in 2017, join a fitness centre in Malaysia that offers the trendy workout of your choice. Make a list of your workout needs and visit the fitness gyms of your choice. Before you join any class, try a free introductory class to see if it suits you and if the centre’s facilities meet your needs and standards.

5 Exciting Outdoor Date Ideas That Couples Can Enjoy In Malaysia

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Malaysia is a country rich in natural beauty and biodiversity. With that said, lovers looking for outdoor date ideas have a lot of options to choose from. Wherever you are located in the country, there’s always a national park or nature reserve nearby where you and your fiance(e) can enjoy the outdoors. If you don’t know where to start, here are some exciting suggestions that you can try:1

  1. Spend a day with the monkeys at the Bako National Park. The main attraction in this park are the proboscis monkeys, that are often mistaken by some people as orangutans because of their similar colors. The park is also home to more than 150 species of rare birds.2
  2. Scale the slopes of Mount Kinabalu. A popular destination for mountain climbers, the peak of Mt. Kinabalu offers a stunning view of the surrounding countryside. If you want to stay overnight in the mountain, there are huts that you can rent.3
  3. Enjoy any of Malaysia’s popular cycling trails located in places like Kuala Lumpur, Klang Valley, and Selangor. If you and your other half enjoy biking, Malaysia is the perfect place to go on bike trips because of the country’s terrain and topography. Cycling is a growing sport in the country so there’s no shortage of stores where you can purchase top-of-the-line bikes and accessories. In fact, you can even check out road bikes in Malaysia online.4
  4. Explore the wonders of Kilim Geoforest Park. This park is home to white-sand beaches, mangrove forests, and blue lagoons. It’s highly recommended that you take a boat and tour the corners of the park. You can also go swimming or snorkeling.5
  5. Enter the famous caves of the Gunung Mulu National Park. If spelunking is your thing, this is the perfect place for you. This park is home to one of the most extensive cave systems in Malaysia. Some of the chambers extend thousands of feet into the bowels of the earth. It’s easy to get lost in these chambers with dozens of openings and exits. Which is why people aren’t allowed inside without an experienced guide.

You can try all of these date ideas if you want. These are some ideas that would be perfect for milestones in your romantic relationship, like anniversaries or monthsaries. Malaysia has a very efficient public transport system, so finding your way towards the locations mentioned above isn’t that difficult.