- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Ulysses Press; 1 edition (28 August 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1612433510
- ISBN-13: 978-1612433516
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 1.9 x 12.1 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,38,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Yoga Sequencing Deck: 100 Cards to Design Practices and Classes that Flow Paperback – 28 Aug 2014
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Jillian Bobowicz is a professional yoga instructor at the national studio Yoga Works.
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Also by putting the poses on both sides of the cards, like they are now, you can't use them all as you might wish. Maybe I'll have to buy another deck and mark each card as side A and side B so that I can mix the poses just as I want. Still I'd rather pay more and get one sided cards, or cards that only have the text on the back and the pose on the front. Then you could use them to both sequence and as flash cards to memorize the sanskrit names. Or perhaps more about chakras, etc. on the back instead of a pose that you also want to use.
I would also give a regular box. Instead these come as a box like UNO cards do where you have to split the deck to get it in. It makes it tricky and cumbersome to put the cards away.
Another thing I love is that they give you some multiples. So you can use them in a sequence more than once, makes me wish they did it for all of the poses and not just a few they think should be repeated.
Bottom line is they'd be 5 stars if more like above mentioned. I'll probably just get 1-2 more sets and organize them so i can use them as one-sided and multiples.
Jillian Bobowicz has introduced a “Yoga Sequencing Deck,” a set of 100 double-sided cards featuring poses and transitions--with variations for all skill levels--to help you build transformative yoga sequences.
This deck of cards is useful to both independent students and yoga teachers.
Yoga Teacher: When I craft a class, I often have a theme or lesson objective. The deck can be an aid to visually put the poses together and determine whether the intended lesson will work. The cards are also great reminders of poses that you can incorporate in the practice. Of the deck, there are 10 cards that I would consider "advanced" poses.
There are a few introductory cards that point out some ways to build an intention in a sequence
Consider the time of day and year
Pick a focus pose
Choose a theme
Independent Student: Often I hear students complain that they don't know how to put a practice together. They like DVDs but they can feel repetitive after a while. The sequence cards can certainly help break the monotony.
Here is a fun way to use the cards. I took the concept of tarot cards. In tarot, the cards pulled from the deck are there because the universe has deemed that you need to hear a message. You can apply the same concept to these yoga cards. Try shuffling the deck and pulling a number of cards. These cards can represent the poses that the universe suggests you need today.
Let's try it.
First I removed the cards whose poses I can't perform. No sense pulling those. I separated the cards into two decks; poses and sun salutations. I shuffled the separate decks of cards and this is what I got(First Picture)
I then re-ordered the cards so that I start the practice with warm-up poses, progressing to sun salutations, standing poses and finishing with floor poses. So now the practice looks like this(Second Picture)
You can pull as many cards as you feel to build a practice session. Or you can use a few cards to be the outline of the practice and you can fill in other poses in-between as inspired. Either way, the cards are a useful aid either to add structure or diversity to your practice.