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Some things to think about before you come to class...

Honour Your Body

Your yoga practice should always serve your body. Remember that you don't have to do every pose or always take the most challenging option. Listen to the subtle signs that your body is giving you. Find the balance between effort and ease in each pose. Take water and breaks as needed. 

Ask Questions

If something doesn't suit your body, please feel free to ask for an alternative pose. If something doesn't make sense, ask for clarification. I'm always happy to share and will do my best to make sure that you are getting the most out of your practice. If you are interested in different styles of yoga or intermediate/advanced poses, let me know and we can work on them. 

Yoga is a Lifelong Practice

Don't be hard on yourself if you struggle with a pose or have trouble quieting your mind. It takes time for your practice to evolve. No matter how long or hard you practice, there is always something to work on. Try not to have expectations for what your practice "should" be. Try to enjoy what you're doing and greet challenges as they arise. 

If you have questions, please e mail jackieklueyoga@outlook.com

 

Suggested Reading

History and Philosophy:

The Bhagavad Gita - Eknath Easwaran​

A Year of Living Your Yoga: Daily Practices to Shape Your Life - Judith Hanson Lasater​

The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice - Deborah Adele ​

Myth of the Asanas: The Ancient Origins of Yoga - Alanna Kaivalya, Arjuna van der Kooij, Shiva Rea​

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Mukunda Stiles​

Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga - Rolf Gates, Katrina Kenison​

What We Say Matters: Practicing Nonviolent Communication - Ike Lasater, Judith Hanson Lasater​

Physical Practice:

Asanas: 608 Yoga Postures - Sri Dharma Mittra ​

2,100 Asanas - Daniel Lacerda ​

The Power of Ashtanga Yoga - Kino MacGregor ​

The Athlete's Guide to Yoga: An Integrated Approach to Strength, Flexibility, and Focus - Sage Rountree ​

Yoga Cures: Simple Routines to Conquer More than 50 Common Ailments and Live Pain-Free - Tara Stiles 

Your Body, Your Yoga - Bernie Clark

 

Prenatal Resources

Movement and Prenatal Yoga

 

Mats and Props

Jade Yoga Mats Canada - http://www.jadeyogamats.ca

I am a huge fan of Jade yoga mats. I generally don't recommend any other mat. Please consider getting one. They are absolutely worth it. ​

Props:​

Healthy Life Cycle - http://www.healthylifecycle.ca

Halfmoon - http://www.shophalfmoon.com

Dusky Leaf - http://duskyleaf.ca
Dharma Yoga Wheel - http://www.dharmayogawheel.com