Idea #3 : Yoga Cards - Play Cards
Being stuck at home like most people, it is an amazing time to (re)connect with home sports practice. For me this is yoga and I thought this period would be helpful to grow my practice more independently.
The article will help you design your own «Yoga cards ». They can be useful to organize your yoga practices, reflect on your favorite yoga poses and see your progress!
For this activity, you will need:
Preparation time: 1 hour
Level of Difficulty: medium
Material needed: around 15 Play Cards of different colors, pens, and a draft paper
I love using Youtube to practice and especially Yoga with Adriene and thought it would be amazing to combine with some exercises using the Play Cards.
1. Draft some poses
I have started by representing a few poses that I like or that are parts of my practices. I chose to represent poses that I find comfort in to begin. I started to think about words and color associations I could do with these poses to organize them on cards.
From that first draft, I chose a few poses that I would represent with the colors green and yellow. I also thought about the routines that I do regularly and decided to use the color orange for routines.
2. Use one card per pose
When you start building your cards, you need to assign each side to key elements to be coherent. This is how I decided to organize mines:
- I use the Mango Side to draw the pose and write the name of the pose.
- I use the Bubble Side to write 3 tips that I want to remember when I’m in that pose.
You have plenty of space to write 3 tips in caps lock. When you will reproduce this exercise, make sure that you write tips that are meaningful to you. Doing this will help you create a new sense of appropriation to your practice.
It also inspired me to do orange cards to formalize tips of routines that I reproduce regularly and used the bubble side to write down tips & short sentences that help reinforce my practice.
-> The process of making these cards and formalize your tips is as important -if not more- than how you will use the cards.
3. How to use them?
The process of making these will already go a long way. Here are a few ways that I’m using them:
- I put the cards in front of my yoga mat to build my own yoga sequences
- I use the orange cards by reading them before my sequence and after, to reflect
- They clearly are meditation tools in some ways
I am looking forward to making more. I was inspired by the community making their own exercising routines with the Play Cards so I decided to do mines for Yoga!
Don’t hesitate to use them for any sport, it will for sure create a sense of commitment to your practice and help you appropriate your routines. Stay at home, be safe and don't forget to play!
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