I came across A Yogic Path oracle deck on Amazon quite by chance, and I was almost immediately intrigued by this deck of cards that fuses together concepts from Vedic spirituality with the philosophy of yoga, chakras, and deities. This also happened to be around the time that I was becoming more interested in learning a little more about my own ancestral traditions from a non-dogmatic, non-religious framework. This deck felt like a perfect way to dip my toe into these concepts.
A Yogic Path oracle deck: Flip through + first impressions
First off, this is a beautifully designed deck. The cardstock is nice and sturdy and I love all the gold embossing on the card backs, the box, and guidebook.
The white keepsake box with gold printing is encased in a gorgeous turquoise blue sleeve. It has a magnetic clasp, and nestled within the box are the guidebook and the deck of cards. I really like the fact that the oracle cards come in their own little box. If you’re short on space, you don’t need to hang on to the big white keepsake box, which in my books is a win.
The cards are divided into suits — Spirituality, Ayurveda, Chakras, Yoga, and Deities. There’s no indication of the suits on the cards, but the full-color guidebook lists out all the cards by suit. What I found very thoughtful was the inclusion of a second table of contents with the cards listed alphabetically, which makes it very easy to jump to the right page in the guidebook.
The cards themselves are printed on sturdy cardstock with more of that beautiful gold printing on the card backs. The illustrations by Danielle Noel, who has also illustrated the Work Your Light oracle deck and the Starseed Tarot, are absolutely gorgeous.
Here’s a flip through of the deck:
A more in-depth review of A Yogic Path oracle deck
I’ve been working with this deck for almost a year now — yes, yes, that means I filmed the unboxing and didn’t bother to upload it until almost a year later — and I really like this deck.
Going in, I didn’t want anything that was heavily religious in its bent. I wanted something that would explain the concept to me in a simple way, and then I could go looking for more in-depth information if I wanted it, or adapt that concept for use from a more psycho-spiritual rather than religious bent. A Yogic Path oracle deck delivers wonderfully on that front.
The guide book entry for each card includes a brief phrase explaining the concept, and has an upright and reversed meaning. That brief phrase is enough of a guidepost for me to understand the concept — I can fill in any blanks based on things I observed in childhood and fuse them with the psycho-spiritual concepts that I work with.
But even if you have had no exposure to Hinduism or Indian philosophy, it isn’t difficult to understand these concepts. Sahara Rose has done a very good job of distilling the essence of each concept in the short phrase, and reading both the upright and reversed meaning can help you understand the basics of the concept.
For example, the entry for Kapha, the earthy Dosha, helps you understand its balanced and unbalanced aspects — grounded, stable, and content when this dosha is balanced, and heavy or stuck when unbalanced. If you wish to work more closely with your doshas, a quick google search will help you find the right foods for each dosha.
I’ve used these cards both for daily readings and a weekly energy reading, and they work beautifully in both scenarios. I also use these cards in my art practice, as a way to connect with one of the concepts and hold it loosely in my mind as I paint.
The one thing I did not like is that there are no spreads included in the guidebook. Given the structure of the deck, having some spreads included right of the box would have rounded out the offering. Instead, you have to go to the website and download the spreads from there. It’s a minor inconvenience, but there it is.
Overall, A Yogic Path is a beautifully designed deck with ancient philosophies presented in an easy-to-understand and easily accessible format. If you’re new to Indian spirituality or even if you’re well versed in some of these concepts, this is an excellent deck to add to your collection. And if you’re into yoga, ayurveda, or want to learn more about the chakras, Indian deities, or Indian vedic philosophy, you will want to add this deck to your collection.
I hope you enjoyed this unboxing, flip through and review of A Yogic Path oracle deck. If you’re drawn the concept and the imagery, you can buy a deck on Amazon.
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So tell me, what do you think of these cards?