Take the wisdom of yoga off the mat and explore 54 ways to reinvigorate your practice by connecting with the Yoga Sutras.
The Yoga Sutras offer so much to people on the yoga path--and to spiritual seekers in general--but many find that the philosophy is too dense to interpret and apply to modern life. Live Your Yoga offers a perfect way to understand and use the teachings on a regular basis.
The practice deck includes an introductory fold-out card explaining what the Yoga Sutras are and how to use the 54 cards that make up the deck. Each card focuses on a specific theme--balance, gratitude, acceptance, discipline, habit, and more--and offers one of three practice prompts: Explore, Connect, and Replenish. The Explore prompts offer philosophy from the Sutras and provide inspiration, contemplation, and self-study. The Connect prompts guide you to focus on your body and breath, and include tangible practices, including some asana and pranayama. Replenish prompts explore the last four limbs and provide mindfulness and meditation exercises. Pick a single card or put together a small practice, whatever you need at that moment. Whether you are new to yoga philosophy or in need of an accessible guide, the Live Your Yoga practice deck will guide you on your yoga journey.
The practice deck is illustrated with beautiful Yantras created by Chanti Tacoronte-Perez, a yogi, sacred artist, and author. East Indian Yantras traditionally hold the energy or pattern of divinity and for this deck, Chanti has translated an image she experienced in deep rest to support the spirits of connection, exploration, and replenishment.
KELLY DINARDO is a journalist and author whose work regularly appears in The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, and elsewhere. She is also a yoga instructor and owner of Past Tense yoga studio in Washington, DC.
AMY PEARCE-HAYDEN has devoted 20 years of study, practice, and teaching to classical yoga, ayurveda, tantra, and meditation. She founded the RajaHatha School of Yoga in 2003 and continues to certify teachers in her 200- and 500-hour lineage. Amy is also a regular guest contributor to Yoga International and a yoga instructor for the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA, with her home base in Madison, WI.