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Public Yoga: Should We Say No To Public Displays Of Yoga? (VIDEO)

05/17/2012 05:28 EDT

Hey yogis, get a class.

The last thing anyone needs to see is couples committing acts of downward dog in public and getting all sweaty doing the sun salutation pose -- right?

To celebrate National Yoga Week in Canada, deal website TeamBuy.ca, has released a public service campaign telling yoga fanatics to keep their stretches behind closed doors.

The video, which features some of the most "popular" spots for yoga -- for example, the oft-enacted headstand on the toilet -- is encouraging users to join a class.

In most cases, classes allows people to gain support from others, reduce stress and get advice from professional instructors. But on the other hand, saving money, finding your "zen" spot or just making your own schedule are reasons people stick to doing yoga alone (or in public).

But wherever you practice your yoga skills, make sure you keep doing it. Yoga is good for strength, balance and flexibility – and some studies show it helps improve the condition of our cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

And if all that public yoga is resulting in minimal sleep, check out these tips. Namaste.

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