A unique and original new program of yoga especially designed to appeal to children, this book presents six complete, entertaining yoga workouts with over 40 poses for children ages 3 to 12. The exercises and games are based on imitation of animals, natural forms, and interesting manmade objects chosen because of their natural appeal to a child’s imagination. A yoga teacher with 17 years of experience, Luby has developed new poses, exercises and games that capture children’s enthusiasm for play, learning, and challenging physical activity. Her innovative program stresses the multiple benefits of yoga for children–including improved strength, coordination, flexibility, and balance–while it improves self-confidence and motivation for learning.
The workouts are shown with color photographs of children demonstrating each pose and game, matched with pictures of the animal, object, or form that inspired it–such as a cat stretching, a tulip opening, a tree standing balanced and tall. Activities are graded by difficulty and age, and complete instructions are included that make it easy and fun for adults to teach the activities to one child or a group. Children’s Book of Yoga offers parents and teachers a unique and appealing way to encourage early learning of habits and activities that will make a lasting difference in the quality of children’s lives.