Yoga and meditation are wonderful tools we as adults can use to calm our minds and move our bodies in safe and respectful ways. What better gift for our children than to pass on these same tools, allowing them to take full advantage of their natural flexibility (long lost to most of us 'grown-ups'!) and inquisitive nature? Naomi, our owner, bookseller and a former schoolteacher, tracked down these 7 amazing books that will help start your little ones on their journey of mindful living.
This colorful menagerie of yoga poses featuring animals will help kids take part in the age-old practice and enjoy yoga's benefits in a fun and engaging way.. Yoga reduces stress, increases the sense of well being, and encourages mindfulness--and it can also be fun. This book features double-page spreads of 15 animal asanas--animals in yoga poses.
Calm and awake, "I can do this "
is all I need to say.
A deep breath in, a long breath out--
I am ready for the day
Kids love yoga--and it's great for them, so much so that the President's Council has added the practice to the fitness activities in the annual President's Challenge. For parents and caregivers looking for a fun and effective new routine for bedtime, innovative educator Mariam Gates presents Good Night Yoga, a playful yet wholly practical book for preparing for sleep.
Even bunnies do yoga
It's a perfect day for yoga, and Bunny is practicing his poses and wishes his friends would do yoga with him But Lizard is too tired, Fox is in a rush, and Bird has the hiccups. Will Bunny ever be able to get his friends to slow down and realize that yoga just might be the solution to their problems?
This accessible and fun guide to meditation and mindfulness is the perfect introduction for young children
Flutter, wiggle, jiggle--it's never too early to introduce children to the fun and healthy joys of yoga
Flutter like a butterfly.
Twist and turn like a grasshopper.
Wiggle, jiggle, and giggle like a beetle.
Kids love bugs--and what better way to get them excited about yoga than with the help of our multi-legged friends?