Yoga cards are perfect for channelling your inner yogi. Making time for yoga can significantly aid your well-being, so consider some divination cards to plan your practice. Even if you’re a seasoned yogi – yoga cards could help educate you on creating your own flow, as well as perfecting poses. With time, your confidence will build, and your practice can be led by either the cards or your own knowledge and intuition. This way, you may not require support from an instructor or a yogi YouTube channel. And – for newbies, yoga cards will support you on the yoga basics with expert guidance.
Cards have been used in spiritual practices and for spiritual guidance for centuries. For example, tarot cards harness great power as they can help us tap into our intuition and gain insight into our subconscious. So, whatever your intention, having the right deck can make all the difference. With oracle cards, there is a diverse range of decks for you to try. In our round-up, we’ve managed to include a range of yogi decks – for beginners or full-fledged experts.
Best Yoga Cards UK Shortlist
• Best yoga cards for beginners: WorkoutLabs Yoga Cards
• Best yoga cards: 52 weeks of Yoga Wellness Cards
• Recommended for affirmation: Myga Affirmation Yoga Pose Cards
• Meditations and poses: The Yoga Deck: 50 Poses and Meditations
• Best for sequence and flows: Yoga Sequence Cards
Essentially, yoga cards come with “an illustration of the pose or exercise on the front, with alignment cues of how to get into each position and modifications on the back,” says High Desert Yogi. How can you use them to guide your practice? Well, first and foremost, these flashcards can be a visual tool to add variation to your practice and will help create your own sequences – or flows. Or they can serve as a guide beside your mat for you to follow alongside. Remember: yoga is led by you.
If you’re looking to set an intention for your practice and need to find a mantra for your session, angel cards may be better suited. Unlike yogi decks, angel cards feature inspirational and uplifting messages from your celestial guides. They can become an integral part of your yoga journey. However, if you’re looking for support with technique and want to push yourself to become a guru, yoga cards will be your thing. They are an excellent tool to bring clarity down to your yoga mat. Draw a series of cards for the week, month or session and let fate influence your practice.
Best Yoga Cards UK
Best yoga cards
Best yoga cards for beginners
Essential for beginners, we recommend the WorkoutLabs Yoga Cards. With 47 core Asanas, three
- You can learn Sanskrit and Asanas
- Large, convenient and durable
- Essential poses and sequences for beginners
- The text could be a little bigger
Try one new pose a week
Stretch out life's worries with these Calm Club Yoga Cards. Go from a yoga novice to a guru with
- Sourced from recycled materials
- Ideal for perfecting poses
- Great imagery with easy-to-read text
- Simple, no detailed guidance
Best yoga cards
Complete with an eco-friendly display stand, this pack provides the perfect support for your
- Colourful and bold deck of cards
- Comes with description and imagery
- Complete with eco-friendly stand
- No customer reviews
Recommended for affirmation
Personalise your practice with the Myga Affirmation Yoga Pose Cards. The cards are divided into
- Ideal for personalising your practice
- For most yoga levels an abilities
- Encourages positive thinking
- No detailed instructions for newbies
Meditations and poses
With the Yoga Deck: 50 Poses and Meditations, you can make rejuvenating practice part of your
- Contains warm-up and breathe cards
- Ideal for yogis who meditate
- Comes with recommended sequences
- Not as many poses as other packs
Best for sequence and flows
Stylish, these Yoga Sequence Cards from Etsy are a favourite of ours. With inclusive illustrations
- Contains Asana, sequence and mudras cards
- Features a range of body sizes, hair types and skin colours
- Comes in a little drawstring bag for on-the-go
- The font isn't the easiest to read for some
Best for understanding poses
This deck of Yoga Poses Workout Cards comes with one hundred illustrated poses for you to learn,
- Great value yoga card deck
- Comes with 100 illustrated Asana
- Will help plan your routine
- None that we can think of!
VERDICT: What are the best yoga cards?
Complete with a stance and in-depth description of each Asana, we love the wellness deck from Oliver Bonas. The 52 weeks of Yoga Wellness Cards will help you tune in to your body's needs and focus on wellness, as well as fitness.
How to use yoga cards
Spirit & Destiny – with the help of the Shanti Shack – have designed a step-by-step on how to use your yoga cards. Here, you can create a practice tailored to your yoga (and life) goals.
Firstly, set your intention. What brings you down to your non-slip yoga mat? Are you looking for something calming, perfect to help you wind down for the day? Or would you like to challenge yourself with a tough, balance pose? Understand the why and everything will follow…
Next, don’t forget to warm up. After all, a safe yoga practice “starts with warming up the body and ends by stretching it out.” If your deck has warm-up cards, then these will come in handy. If not, we recommend mobilising your wrists, gently stretching the neck and taking deep breaths.
Then, build your sequence. Using your cards as a guide, select your cards. We’d recommend following your intuition and keeping your intention in mind as you choose your cards. Some decks will help you understand where to place the pose or balance in a sequence.
After, tailor your sequence. As with most things in life, there needs to be a balance. For this, we’d recommend matching poses with their contrasting/counter poses to neutralise the body. For equilibrium, the Shanti Shack recommends tailoring “each pose to your individual needs.”
Finally, fan your cards to reveal the sequence. The Shanti Shack recommends laying your cards “close to your mat and following your sequence card by card.” Make sure to follow the cards faithfully – as this will help with technique and safety. Listen to your body if something doesn’t feel right.
Piper Huxley is a Homes, Garden and Wellness Product Writer for Spirit & Destiny, an all-rounder: from health to spirituality. When not at her desk, she’s practising yoga or in deep reflection.