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Yoga
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Whether you like to practice alone or in a group Saugeen Shores offers a variety of settings in which to practice yoga. In one of our Parks or along the shoreline in the early morning light you can indulge in your morning yoga even while on vacation.

Yoga is a science of right living and it works when integrated in our daily life. It works on all aspects of the person: the physical, mental, emotional, psychic and spiritual. The word yoga means "unity" or "oneness" and is derived from the Sanskrit word "yuj" which means "to join".

What You Need to Know to Practice Yoga Postures or Asanas Wear non-restrictive clothing, practice in bare feet Practice in a quiet environment, ideally using a padded non-skid surface Warm up movements are recommended to lubricate the joints and gently get the body moving NEVER force a posture. Find your "edge" of comfortable practice. This is the point where your body naturally opens, relaxes and becomes stronger and flexible but stops short of strain. The Breath... Yogic breathing techniques or pranayama train us to control the flow of prana (life force) through the breath. As you practice yoga postures or asanas train yourself to be very aware of your breath. Always breathe in through the nose to speed the flow of prana through the body Exhale through the mouth or the nose Breathe fully and evenly allowing the breath to deepen as you practice Smart Practice Yoga is gentle and beneficial for most people. It is not for everyone. If you have had recent surgery, are experiencing pain or are in doubt, consult your doctor Unmedicated high blood pressure? Be gentle, never strain. Avoid postures where your head is lower than your heart as in half shoulder stand. Go partway in poses such as standing angle. Stop if you experience joint pain or other pain.

Yoga is ideally practiced under the guidance of a certified instructor.