Are you struggling to remember yoga postures or eager to delve deeper into pose alignment? Do you aspire to grasp the names and meanings of these poses? Look no further, as we introduce you to a fantastic tool that's designed to make your yoga journey more enriching and educational!
Yoga, a practice rooted in ancient traditions, often incorporates Sanskrit names for its postures. Initially, these unfamiliar words may leave you perplexed, but fear not – familiarity will dawn, and you'll soon recognize the most common ones like Uttanasana (standing forward bend) or Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward-facing dog).
As my involvement with yoga deepened, I found myself yearning to master the Sanskrit names of yoga postures. It was a bit of a struggle until a fellow yogi shared with me this invaluable gem – Yoga Cards. This deck comprises 60 pocket-sized cards, each featuring a visual depiction of a yoga asana (pose) along with its Sanskrit name on one side. However, what sets these cards apart is what you'll find on the reverse – a wealth of information. Here, you'll discover the English translation of the pose name, its benefits, precautions, and a simplified version of the pose using yoga props, ideal for beginners or those seeking precise alignment.
But that's not all; this remarkable tool also includes a booklet that lists common ailments and body parts, along with the corresponding asanas to alleviate discomfort and pain. Additionally, you'll find a comprehensive glossary of the Sanskrit words that make up the names of various yoga postures (asanas).
What's truly fascinating is that these cards draw inspiration from the teachings of BKS Iyengar, a renowned and revered yoga master of the 20th century. They are a testament to his legacy.
And, for those who care about the environment, you'll be delighted to know that these cards are crafted from recycled paper, embodying our commitment to the planet.
Take a sneak peek at just two of the cards (seel pictures below):
- Salabhasana Yoga Card
- Natarajasana Yoga Card
It's worth noting that these cards are bilingual, offering instructions in both English and Spanish, making them accessible to a broader audience.
So, whether you're embarking on your yoga journey, seeking pose alignment guidance, or simply aiming to master the names and meanings of yoga postures, Yoga Cards is your indispensable companion.
Note: these yoga cards are bilingual: English/Spanish.