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Yoga Pretzels (Yoga Cards) Cards – October 5, 2005
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The poses on these jumbo cards were very easy to follow, thanks to clear descriptions and up to five drawings to demonstrate each move, the testers said. Aviva Rose, who had never tried yoga before, said this 'colorful' deck was her favorite because the directions had pictures to make them crystal clear. --The New York Times
Yoga Pretzels is a fantastic way of spending quality time with my kids. Together, we exercise our bodies and minds leaving us feeling energized and refreshed! I'd highly recommend it to anyone with children. --Catherine Zeta-Jones
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I much prefer the Yoga Pretzel deck, because they are twice the size of the others. Also, the Pretzel deck shows cute drawings of different children doing the poses and the Kids Deck only shows unisex stick figures, which is less exciting for the kids. The larger size of the cards, makes them easier for kids to see the pose and hold. They are very colorful and lively, and will be the only cards I use for class now.
Another big difference between the two decks is that the Yoga Pretzel deck contains cards with many yoga poses, and other cards with games and breathing exercises. The Kids Yoga Deck only has cards for poses, and no games.
I really recommend these cards for parents to use at home with their children. Children can use them on their own too, and just mimic the kids on the cards.
The pictures are memorable and make the poses clear. The titles of the poses are all kid-friendly (Rock, Airplane, Bunny Breathing, Arrow, Tree etc.). Each card has "mood" words that go with the pose.
The children can pick two cards before school or bed, and then we do the poses together. Or, put them in a circle and play musical poses--when the music stops, you do the pose you landed on.
The cards come in a durable storage box, and are of good quality.
My only criticism would be that the instructions for the poses don't say how to get out of the poses, or how to move into another pose. With a little experience and imagination this is easy to overcome, so it's not much of a drawback.
The color combinations are striking, drawings whimsical and clear, poses have a good range from easy for anyone to really challenging. Reasonable price too.
I teach parent & me yoga for toddlers and these are too advanced for them; better for older kids. Though the animal breaths are great.
If looking for a comprehensive book on children’s yoga: yoga for children by Lisa Flynn is the best; she has lots of activities and breaks down each pose, giving its benefit etc. Itsy bitsy yoga is also great. There’s another book that has games- Yoga Games for Children, but I feel like a lot were group activities, not all yoga related.
My 2 year old loves flash cards and pulls these out (even though still too young for most poses) so I wrote this up for the ones he will lose…
• Bunny Breath (Cleanse and Clear)– bunnies are very alert. Keep yourself awake and alert with this cleansing breath. Sit on your shins with your back straight, shoulders wide and chest lifted. Keeping your chin down, take 3 big sniffs, one right after the other. Then exhale in a long release, as though you are sighing out through your nostrils. Repeat for 5-7 rounds. When you’ve finished, you should feel clear, relaxed and alert.
• Bumblebee breath (relax and soothe)- bees hum their days away, visiting flowers and making honey. As you hum, think of what makes you happy! Wherever you are – walking, working, playing or resting, breathe in fully and as you breathe out, hum like a bee. Make sure your face and lips are soft so you can feel the vibration.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These are perfect for adults and kids! It's a good way to get started with your yoga practice when your not sure where to start.Published 6 days ago by Cynthia P.
Absolutely love these cards, can't wait to use them with my preschool programPublished 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
Cute, easy to understand pictures. Great poses.Published 1 month ago by Occupational therapist and parent of 2 kids
I use these as part of our morning routine with a yoga pose of the day in my kindergarten class. I like how they have little sayings for each step in the movement, and have a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by dw
Love these cards, and so do my students! They make for an energizing, and sometimes challenging brain break.Published 1 month ago by Meremere
These are great fun! I recently used them at a kids yoga class and the kiddos liked drawing a card and exploring the "steps" on the back to try a new pose. Read morePublished 2 months ago by KellyAnne
Originally I purchased the Yoga Pretzels for teaching summer school, but my students loved it so much that I will also use them during the regular year. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
these are fun, great ideas for stretching before bed, between activities on a rainy day, group activities, guided yoga poses - for any age! Read morePublished 2 months ago by yvette