You Can do Yoga: with a tight budget

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Hello! This is post 5 of a series called “You Can do Yoga” if you missed the last posts, check them out here:

You can do yoga: Intro to series

You can do yoga: with a busy schedule

You can do yoga: if you lack strength and flexibility

You Can do Yoga: with injuries and chronic pain

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Okay, if you made it this far in the series, you may now be thinking

How much is this going to cost, I don’t have the money!

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Here is the good news:

yoga doesn’t have to cost money at all, there are endless resources that are FREE, and even low-cost.

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Okay, the post is not that simple, because neither is life. Of course there are many avenues of yoga that you can take that do cost, or maybe you don’t have a yoga mat or even workout clothes, these things will cost something.

Let’s battle this last thought of the series

I don’t have the money or finances to do yoga.

 

Maybe you’re

  • in debt
  • have a mortgage
  • have student loans
  • regular bills to pay
  • have mouths to feed
  • one income

I will tell you that it is still possible to do yoga, because I am every single one of those reasons to not have the money to spend.

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When we say I don’t have money for ____X_____.

we are actually saying

I choose to spend money on _____Y____ and not _____X_____.

  • I choose to spend money on bingo, rather than save
  • I choose to spend money on my hobbies, rather than my health
  • I choose to spend money on decorating my house, rather than paying off my debt
  • I choose to spend money on fast food or ice cream rather than a yoga DVD
  • I choose to spend money on cigarettes rather than healthy food
  • I choose to spend money on my kids, rather than invest in myself or my relationship with God

 

We all make choices daily on what to do with our resources, our time, money and energy.

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Look at your budget and you will see what is most important to you, whether its food, clothes, your kids, addictions or hobbies.

If you’re not taking care of your self, you wont be able to enjoy the other things.

If you’re not spending time daily with God, the rest of your life will suffer.

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Maybe you can cut out a small amount of your hobbies, dinner fund, grocery budget etc. Prayerfully examine where you can sacrifice, in order to grow.

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Yoga doesn’t have to cost anything or very much, the choice is yours. Below are some resources to start your yoga practice.

 

Free

  • DVD’s, books or magazines from the library
  • Youtube- TONS of free videos
  • Social media
  • DVD’s you already probably own
  • Borrow from a friend

 

Low cost

  • Buying DVD’s at local store
  • Omstars.com– this is the site that I use for my yoga practice, there is also a FREE trial, otherwise it is around 15 $ a month, that is 1 stop at McDonald’s a month!
  • Yogaglo.com– I have used this site in the past and there is also a FREE trial.

 

 

Other (more expensive)

  • Buying individual classes at studios
  • Memberships at gyms or private yoga studios

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You can do yoga!

Next posts in series:

You can do yoga: Intro to series

You can do yoga: with a busy schedule

You can do yoga: if you lack strength and flexibility

You can do yoga: with injuries and chronic pain

You can do yoga:  with a tight budget

You can do yoga: just start!

 

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If you like the ideas in this post, be sure to check out:

Resources: Telling yourself the truth: find your way out of depression, anxiety, fear, anger and other common problems by applying the principles of misbelief therapy. by William Backus and Marie Chapian.

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