Movement, Meditation and Mindfulness Books
By Lisa Roberts E-RYT200, RCYT
Fun & Easy Yoga Poses for Happier, Healthier Kids
Help children calm down, relieve stress, and achieve greater mindfulness with this fun, illustrated, step-by-step guide to teaching kids yoga.
It’s a stressful world—even for children. Yoga can help, and this fun, hands-on guide shows parents and other caregivers how to give kids the tools to relieve anxiety, gain focus, cultivate mindfulness, and feel healthier. Filled with step-by-step illustrations and instructions, Teach Your Child Yoga features practices that focus on improving posture, allergies, sleep, digestion, and more, as well as games that foster teamwork and communication. There’s even a special sequence to counter the effects of sitting in front of a computer or tablet. Tips explain how to adapt the exercises for different ages, from toddlers to teens, so every child can experience and enjoy the many benefits that yoga has to offer.
Teach Your Child Meditation
Help your child calm down, relieve stress, and achieve greater mindfulness with this illustrated guide to teaching kids meditation and breathing techniques—complete with 70 step-by-step exercises.
Even children need to learn ways to calm and center themselves. With its hands-on exercises, Teach Your Child Meditation gives kids ages 5-12 important tools to relieve anxiety, cultivate mindfulness, and gain confidence. More than 70 illustrated exercises—which all have fun names like “Funny Bunny Breath” and “Elephant Shower”—are organized to highlight their special benefits: choose from such categories as “Hocus Pocus, I Can Focus,” “The Chill Zone,” “Stress Busters,” or a section with group exercises that teachers and parents alike will love. Whether the goal is for a child to sleep better, concentrate before a big test or game, or enjoy some much-needed relaxation, this guide helps anyone who loves and plays with children to introduce them to the many benefits of meditation.
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.