An exuberantly illustrated book that introduces yoga to kids ages 5 to 8 with simple postures and techniques to foster a calm mind and healthy body. How can a magic tree, a cow with a fidgety son, or a wise lion teach kids about being kinder, calmer, and stronger? With yoga! In Let's Play Yoga!, these and other colorful characters promote balance and discernment—through creative stories kids can read on their own, all grounded in traditional yoga poses. This vibrant book also includes:
The ten principles of yoga: nonviolence, truth, non-stealing, right use of energy, detachment, cleanliness, contentment, discipline, self-study and trust.
Stories to help you learn: Wise and playful teachers, from Gomu the spotted cow to Vriksha the magic tree, show how practicing yoga—and living its principles—is a gift to yourself and others.
Thirteen yoga poses: Step-by-step illustrations show how to do Tadasana (mountain pose), Trikonasana (triangle pose), and more, plus meditation and breathing exercises.
And an abundance of benefits: By "playing yoga," kids will cultivate balance, discipline, and focus. The result? They become more aware of their own feelings, thoughts, and actions; more engaged at school; and happier at home.
"An excellent example of how we can inspire and motivate our children through yoga. Not only does the practice build self-confidence and mindfulness in kids, but it's also a great opportunity for to us bond and have fun with our most precious investments." —Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar, author of Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life "A unique approach to the instruction of children's yoga . . . appealing, a blend of playful and practical." —Kirkus Reviews