The Yoga Adventure For Children, is an attractively illustrated manual for teachers at primary schools and yoga teachers who wish to create children's classes. The book acquaints children with yoga stretches and postures and the philosophy behind yoga in a playful manner. This book is a unique combination of yoga, play, dance, music, drama and drawing, creatively designed for children from 4-12 years old.
This manual requires very little preparation before use within all educational institutions and child care facilities. Of course parents can also make use of this book with their child at home. Practicing yoga together offers an opportunity to both parents and the child to laugh, play and have fun together.
The exercises are good for the mental and physical development of the child, and are fun to do as well. Many yoga positions are inspired by animals and stimulate suppleness and strength, and all aspects of yoga are included in the games: relaxation, breathing, concentration, meditation, self-awareness and visualization. Also, concepts like karma, chakra and the elements are explained and developed without too much detail.
The games in this book can also be used to increase children's concentration and self-esteem, and to stimulate children to express more creativity, imagination, and better social skills. The book is playfully illustrated with 80 drawings of poses.
The Yoga Adventure For Children is the latest in the SmartFun Children's Activity books series from Hunter House.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
About the Author
The Rules of Yoga
Exercises, Games, and Stories
List of Games
Dance of the Joints
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Helen Purperhart is a trained yoga teacher who specializes in children's yoga. She gives yoga classes to children of all ages, and conducts a teacher's training course for children's yoga. She leaves near Amsterdam, Holland.
Barbara Van Amelsfort is a professional illustrator specializing in children's books. She lives in Amsterdam, Holland.