Yoga For Kids: Simple First Steps in Yoga and Mindfulness

Yoga For Kids: Simple First Steps in Yoga and Mindfulness


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Teach your kids about yoga and mindfulness with this mindful yoga activity book. Yoga activities are a great way to teach children about relaxation, meditation, and peace—while having fun at the same time.

This book is packed with yoga activities for kids and mindful games. Kids can stretch into tree pose, bend into butterfly pose, learn how to make a mindfulness jar, and find out why and how we should stretch through a series of fun yoga poses and sequences.

With more than 50 poses and activities, Yoga for Kids has everything you need to know about yoga for children. Children are guided through each pose, to make sure they achieve maximum fun and mindfulness in their yoga practice. Parents are given notes on each pose, to let them know what benefits it brings and how to stay safe.

Yoga for kids shows that supporting a child's positive mental health doesn't need to be expensive, time-consuming, or difficult. Poses and activities help children to de-stress, focus, and get moving while having fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465475411
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 215,570
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Susannah Hoffman studied yoga as a child and grew up within the Yogic tradition. Susannah currently teaches adult yoga, children, toddlers, pregnancy and baby massage classes at Triyoga in London alongside running courses, workshops, teacher training and Yoga holidays. Susannah also runs the Yoga Alliance UK accredited Teaching Yoga to Children course at Triyoga. She is a fully qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher and registered as a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance UK.

Table of Contents

4–5 Foreword

6–7 Getting started

8–9 Om and Namaste

10–11 Shoulder stretches

12–13 Rocking the baby

14–15 Cat-cow stretch

16–17 Warm-up sequence

18–19 Downward dog

20–21 Hissing cobra 

22–23 Bendy bow

24–25 Lion’s breath

26–27 Resting child

28–29 Sailing boat

30–31 Energetic sequence

32–33 Mighty mountain

34–35 Low lunge

36–37 Mighty warrior

38–39 Invisible chair

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Yoga For Kids: Simple First Steps in Yoga and Mindfulness 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's an awesome book about yoga. Parents could use this as a guide to engage stretching with their children together. The book provides clear instructions, tips, and pictures to show the proper postures. All the poses presented in here are basic meaning kids should be able to follow without difficulties. Not only this is a great yoga book for kids, it'd also be a perfect intro book for adults beginners as well. I highly recommend "Yoga for Kids."
Amy_Helmericks More than 1 year ago
This well-designed guide to yoga newcomers is full of the colorful, varied layouts and the cheerful models we’ve come to expect from DK Books, but it’s the voice of the author and her obvious comfort in explaining things to children that pleased me the most. Her primary goal appears to be the child’s understanding, and to that end she doesn’t try to teach any new words for body parts, or even any unfamiliar terms for the poses themselves. (Her one exception in the word namaste, which the included glossary defines with, “Respectful way of greeting someone. It means ‘I see the best in you.’”) Hoffman breaks down almost every pose into three or four steps, and the accompanying pictures show the child in that step of the process. Inset boxes may show some variant, but they’re as likely to be an accommodation to make the pose easier as they are to be a more advanced option. I appreciated the balance. The text was minimalistic, limited to invoking an image or giving instruction. I felt it was like the environment you’d find in a studio, one of respectful stillness, with enough instruction to keep the group together, but no extra chatter to distract your focus. With each pose there was also a small inset with a note “for the grown-ups…” These notes explained the purpose of the pose, and often included a comment about their specific usefulness for a child-aged body. Sometimes they gave coaching-type advice: “Try to encourage your child to concentrate on filling up their rib cage when they breathe in. You can do this by placing your hands on their back and asking them to breathe into your hands.” I think my favorite feature of the book was how, after several poses introduced one at a time over a two-page spread, we were given a progression of these poses, with instructions for how to move the body in order to fit the sequence together. It’s a beautiful bridging exercise, showing the children (and their grown-ups) how the poses can fit together like words in a sentence. I recommend this book to caretakers with kids of all ages. The instructions are so accessible I had no difficulty translating them to real life. (This review was based on an advance copy provided by Net Galley, but not influenced by the provision.)