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Viniyoga Asana II Yoga Flash Cards Yoga Books

A set of 56 yoga asana flash cards – Now available as a printed book and an eBook for use all your Apple Devices

Viniyoga is popularly used today to describe the yoga taught by the late Sri T Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar, founder of the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) in India. However, it is not actually a ‘style’ of yoga, but is an approach using Yoga’s many tools – asana, pranayama, meditation, mudra, chanting etc. 

In Viniyoga the emphasis is on creating a personal yoga practice for the individual, by selecting the right yoga tools depending on the situation. It is about making the yoga suit the individual, rather than the individual suit the yoga. Therefore, designing a yoga practice specifically for that person and their current needs.

Adjust the Instructions to your needs

If you are not familiar with Viniyoga, you might find some of the asanas in this eBook to be shown slightly differently to the way you know them from other yoga styles. These are the classical asanas, shown in their final full form, without any variations or modifications. They are the basis for most asanas, before they have been modified. The basic instructions and structure of the asanas, however, are still very similar to other yoga styles. Therefore, you can just use your knowledge to amend the instructions to suit your desired variation. A change could be as simple as turning a foot forty-five degrees rather than ninety degrees. Easy! 

When you buy the interactive eBook, with just a few taps, the answers are at your fingertips!

Easy to use, making learning the yoga poses fun and fast

Viniyoga Asana II yoga flash cards are the companion flash card set to Viniyoga Asana I and add a further 56 intermediate yoga asanas to learn. Listed below are a few ideas on how to use the ebook. Test yourself on learning the asana names, learn the full vinyasa-karma sequence to move into and out of the pose, or even just learn how to draw the yoga stick figures. There is a lot to keep you coming back each day. 

The simplicity of Yoga Flash Cards make them a great learning tool and the best yoga teacher training books – all of the important information for each asana is displayed clearly on just one page making it easier for the mind to digest and, therefore, making learning faster. The Viniyoga Asana I Flash Cards have also been approved by Yoga Australia (the peak professional body for Yoga in Australia) as a Yoga Teacher Training Manual.

The asana name is initially hidden

Each asana flash card initially has the asana name (yoga pose) and instructions hidden to prompt you to learn the asana names first before the answer is revealed. When you are ready to reveal the answer, press the button on the top left and the correct Sanskrit and English asana name appears, along with a transliteration of the Sanskrit which will help you learn the names of the yoga poses much faster.

Press the button and the name is revealed

How did you go – did you get the name of the asana correct in Sanskrit and/or in English? Just keep practicing and also listening to your teacher in class and the yoga pose names will soon become familiar. Also take notice of how the Sanskrit language is broken down into small words that are linked together. You will find that once you learn the word for “up” (urdhva) or “down” (adho), for example, it is easier to start piecing words together.

Press the tab to reveal the instructions

Press the tab at the bottom left of each flash card, and full instructions, along with stick figure illustrations, of each movement of the vinyasa-krama sequence will pop up. These give breath-by-breath instructions on how you would do the asana, or how you may teach it if you are a yoga teacher. The language is kept simple to reflect what a teacher could say in the given time of only a short Inhale or Exhale! Click the images above for an enlarged view.

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Now also available as a printed light-weight 130 page full colour book – the companion to Viniyoga Asana I flash cards

Viniyoga Asana II front cover of printed books
Viniyoga Asana I and Viniyoga Asana II (Intermediate asanas) flash cards companion yoga books

The printed Viniyoga Asana II Flash Cards have exactly the same information as the interactive eBook versions. On one side of the page is the stickman illustration with the prompt asking “Can you name this asana?” Test yourself to name the asana without looking. To find out the answer, just turn over the page. You will then find the asana name and the instructions for the vinyasa-krama sequence.

A fun & simple way of learning fast

Great reference material for Yoga Teacher Training

Available as a printed book or eBook to use in iBooks on all your Apple Devices

Teach yourself the classical yoga asanas – their Sanskrit names, instructions for the vinyasa-krama sequences and how to draw the yoga stick figures. All information is simply organised in six colour tabbed sections.

The Viniyoga Asana II Flash Card sets are perfect for:

  • Yoga teacher trainees (YTT) or students in the Viniyoga tradition or for a great guide for all other traditions as Viniyoga is the foundation of many yoga styles found today
  • Beginners to Yoga who want to learn the names of the Sanskrit yoga poses (asanas) to help in their class
  • Yogis looking for easy to use, take anywhere, condensed notes – no longer any need to carry heavy books around
  • Learning on your commute – make good use of your time on the bus or train
  • Learning whilst at work – just have the eBook open in the background on your computer, and now and again have a quick check-in to see if you can ‘name that asana‘?
  • Learning on all your Apple devices – has never been easier with Interactive eBooks – not sure what they are? Go to our FAQ page and find out more.

Organised in Colour-coded Tabbed Sections

The Viniyoga Asana II Flash Cards Yoga Books are divided into 6 colour tabbed sections, breaking down the asanas into sets according to their form (standing, seated, backbends, hand balances, inversions) and subdivided into their main classifications in the section index (as listed below). Most of the asanas in these intermediate yoga flash cards will have aspects of more than one classification, in this case it is the main effect, in the final form of the asana, that is taken as its classification.

  • Samasthiti – Spine is correctly aligned – Back is vertical/straight – Often the reference point for other asanas
  • Pascimatana – Forward bend – Torso moves towards legs (or visa versa) – Done on exhale
  • Parsva – Side bend – Spine moves laterally – Usually done on exhale
  • Parivrtti – Twist – Spine twists whilst one point (usually the hips) stays fixed – Usually done on exhale
  • Purvatana – Back bend – Back moves away from the legs – Done on inhale
  • Viparita – Inversion – Torso inverted with head down and legs up – Usually done on inhale
  • Visesa – Special – Asanas that require more effort or extra special focus to practice. The majority of the asanas in Viniyoga Asana II come under this classification.
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Yoga poses taught in the Viniyoga Asana II Yoga Flash Cards

56 intermediate to advanced yoga poses in the yoga tradition of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar

The Viniyoga Asana II flash cards are divided into tabbed sections according to their form – standing, seated, supine/prone, back bends and inversions. Sections begin with an Index Card showing all the yoga poses for you to study. Just tap on the stick figure of the yoga pose you wish to study to be taken to that page directly or swipe through the pages one by one.

To see an enlarged view of these Index Cards just click on one of the images for a slideshow.

You might also be interested in the following flash card sets

Something for every yogi – some new titles in production and coming soon!

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