Children’s Yoga

Reading stories and incorporating yoga movements is a great way to connect with your child.

The yoga stories below integrate yoga postures and philosophy into a storybooks for children. They integrate movement, reading, and fun to foster critically thinking children who are creative, responsible, and globally minded. Children follow the Yoga Kids in the books and act out various pretend journeys while learning about different places in the world as well as foreign cultures and new animals.

 

Anna and her Rainbow Colored Yoga Mats, kids yoga book

Luke's Beach Day, yoga book, kids

Hello Bali, yoga book, kids

Sophia coloring book, yoga, kids

Luke's Yoga Coloring Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are more books that incorporate yoga movement and philosophy

 

(More books to come.)

Breathing BridgeThe Breathing Bridge provides a read-aloud picture book that doubles as a yoga class; it can be shared by teachers or parents with children and toddlers. It also features clear depictions of each pose in the end of the book, for the child to practice on their own.

 

Story Time YogaStory Time Yoga offers classical  yoga poses used as gestural illustrations of a series of specially rewritten “teaching stores,” about the importance of love, generosity, peace and friendship.


Card deck for kids yogaPractice bending, twisting, breathing, relaxing and more with Yoga Pretzels (Yoga Cards), a vibrant and colorful set of illustrated cards that provide a healthy dose of fun and education while teaching all the basics of yoga to help your head and heart. This is the BEST yoga deck for children around! The cards are large, the pictures are of actual children, and there are games included.

 


 kids, yogaHave you seen kids doing yoga? It is adorable! Their little bodies are so flexible, and their giggles and smiles are contagious.

Imagine your little ones doing yoga. Imagine how cool it will be for them to do warrior poses instead of fight each other. And also imagine them having the ability and awareness to breathe and get centered … at such an early age. What a wonderful and happy life they will have.

Giam offers some fantastic videos for kid’s Yoga! I have been very impressed!  Here are some examples of Children’s Gaiam videos:



Cosmickids.com makes yoga and meditation fun for kids. It’s all free on YouTube. I have compiled them here, 4 episodes at a time. These are just wonderful! Enjoy!


Episodes 1-4

Episodes 5-8

 

Episodes 9-12

 

Episodes 13-16

 



Try Dragon Breathing: Inhale in four parts (4 sniffs) through the nose and exhale letting the breath flow strongly out of the open mouth, tongue sticking out. When exhaling stick the tongue out as far as you can and open your eyes wide. Continue for 1-3 minutes. This is excellent for releasing tension and anger. Below is a cute video of a child’s version.