Breathe, Chill – A Handy Book Of Games and Techniques Introducing Breathing, Meditation and Relaxation to Kids and Teens
Like disguising broccoli in chocolate sauce, Breathe, Chill presents 70 engaging breathing, meditation and relaxation activities adapted for children of all ages. Some exercises offer an outlet for tension or stress, while others stealthily teach deep breathing skills, present moment awareness and relaxation… But, sshh, don’t tell them it’s good for them!
Organized simply into three sections – Breath Play, Breathing Techniques, and Relaxation and Meditation Techniques – and presented in a fun yet factual, kid-friendly language, each exercise is broken down in the same simple format: What is it? How does it help me? How do I do it? Adapted from traditional meditation and yoga techniques, ancient wisdom is served up in a way that is fun and accessible to all.
The Mountain That Longed To Be Different – A Sun Salutation Story
Featuring gorgeous illustration and a charming story, The Mountain That Longed To Be Different is so much more than a moral lesson teaching kids the importance of loving and appreciating who they are. It is a picture book that can be used to creatively teach kids sun salutations, commonly practiced in yoga to warm up the body, sun salutations awaken and invigorate young, tired yogis – they may also be practiced to burn off excess energy.
The book includes a handy illustrated guide, demonstrating 33 kid-friendly yoga poses creatively renamed to appeal to young imaginations, allowing readers to build on the story and create a different experience each and every time the book is read.
By Lisa Roberts E-RYT200, RCYT
AVAILABLE ON KINDLE
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING ABOUT BREATHE,CHILL
A must read for parents, healthcare providers, day care workers, teachers, or any one that has an opportunity to be with children and teens; Breathe,Chill provides fun and educational activities that can be taught to all ages, in any setting. Roberts’ real life experiences combined with her intellect,compassion for children/teens and desire to teach creates a beneficial experience for all.
Therapists, counselors, teachers and other professionals who want to provide children and youth with skills in self-regulation, relaxation and mindfulness should use this book. The easy-to-follow directions and diagrams make yoga and meditation accessible in any setting.
Katherine Van Uum
With a colorful repertoire of engaging exercises, Roberts’ how-to book will promote wellness in our most precious resource: our young people.
Melissa E. Chatfield
The techniques of proper breathing and relaxation are cleverly adapted to assist leaders in guiding children in these wonderful exercises. Children who are taught these exercises in the fun methods described will undoubtedly benefit from them. Kudos on an excellent teaching guide for parents, teachers, and anyone who works with children!
“I have to say, I am completely blown away with Lisa Roberts’ knowledge and skill to connect children, yoga, breath, mindfulness, love and play. She is a gift to the St. Louis community. Sharing this gift with us will support bringing yoga to children early in life. A tool that I most certainly could have benefited from at an early age; I am very excited to share what I have learned.”