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Ideas Portion of Each Card
This portion will guide you toward expanding your thinking about yourself and the world around you. These are not fixed activities with step-by-step instructions, but rather ideas to help you to open your mind, think creatively, and look at things from a new perspective.
Every card explains how to do the pose and then gives you a question to think about or an activity to practice. You can save these for after you're done, or do them after each pose. Try to think of your own activities to go with the poses. Create new poses and teach them to your friends. You can create your own ways to use the cards as well.
Use what you have learned in yoga on a daily basis. Use breathing exercises to calm down if you're angry or excited. Use a stretching pose to get ready for sports or do yoga with a group of friends.
Strings of Poses
The yoga poses can be practiced one at a time or by doing one right after the other, in a string. It is best to practice for a short period of time on a regular basis - 20 minutes.
To create your own string, start with a purple card. Add some light green cards, then add two or three or the other cards. Be sure to include poses that are easy for you and that you really like, as well as some that are harder and that you don't practice as often.
Read the purple deck first. These are the breathing cards. They will help you understand how your breath moves in and out of your body, and how to breathe in different situations. Breathing is an important part of yoga, ad you will use the information on the purple cards for all other poses.
Next, try the light green cards. These are the most basic poses., which you can do over and over again to build up strength, flexibility, and balance.
Then look at the blue cards. These are the relaxation and resting cards. At the end of every yoga practice, you will choose a blue card and rest.
After you become familiar with the purple, light green, and blue cards, you can try the red and green cards. These are the more complex poses. If you do some of each, you will balance yourself out, just like a swing goes back and forth and then comes to rest in the center.
The orange cards are the twisting poses, which stretch your spine and make you feel good. Go slowly and breathe while you twist; you don't need to twist as far as you can right away.
Yellow cards can be used with friends for partner poses. These poses are a lot of fun. Be sure to teach your friends to breathe and to go slowly so that you all feel ok and have fun!