Are you looking for a way to have fun with young people while giving them a life-long tool for self-expression, physical and mental health, relaxation techniques, and improved focus? "Yoga for Kids to Teens" is another fun and easy-to-use handbook for you, as a parent, teacher, or young person, to enjoy. The authors of "Create a Yoga Practice for Kids" (Sunstone Press, 2006) introduce Nicole Hamory's SOLA Stikk Yoga, a lively approach to yoga for all ages. Find creative games, interactive themes, mind-melting relaxation, five-minute classroom yoga breaks and more. Yael Calhoun, M.A., M.S., is the Executive Director of GreenTREE Yoga. She is an author and educator, living at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Utah with her family. She is a co-author of "Create a Yoga Practice for Kids." Matthew R. Calhoun, C.E.Ht, is a certified children's yoga teacher and holds three certifications in hypnotherapy. He is a co-author of "Create a Yoga Practice for Kids" and lives in New York. Nicole Hamory is the Program Director for GreenTREE Yoga and is the creator of the SOLA Yoga Stikk program. She teaches yoga to diverse groups of people and lives in Salt Lake City.
Selected for inclusion in the Best Books for the Teen Age 2004 List by the New York Public Library. Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years, but its surge in popularity among young people is new. I Love Yoga is not a how-to book. It is the book for those who are already hooked, as well as for those who are just curious about this ancient activity. Ellen Schwartz – author of I’m a Vegetarian – presents the history of yoga, different styles, yoga benefits, concerns, cautions, misconceptions, equipment, and basic postures. There is information for those with physical disabilities and tips on yoga as part of a lifestyle – even for those who do not use the poses – especially to de-stress. Fascinating information is offered in a teen-friendly format.
Wouldn’t it be great if your child could exercise, have fun, and build concentration skills all at the same time? In 2006, the Little Flower Yoga program was developed by teacher and certified yoga instructor Jennifer Cohen Harper, when her successful use of yoga in her kindergarten classroom led to requests by other students, teachers, and administrators for yoga programs of their own. Harper slowly began to teach more and more yoga classes, and eventually recruited other yoga teachers with education backgrounds to continue growing what had become a flourishing program. Little Flower Yoga for Kidsoffers this fun and unique program combining yoga and mindfulness in an easy-to-read format. Written specifically for parents and kids, the book aims at teaching children to pay attention, increase focus, and balance their emotions—all while building physical strength and flexibility. Based on a growing body of evidence that yoga and mindfulness practices can help children develop focus and concentration, the simple yoga exercises in this book can easily be integrated into their child’s daily routine, ultimately improving health, behavior, and even school achievement. The book details the five main components of the program: connect, breath, move, focus, and relax. Drawing on these components, Harper shares practical activities that parents can use with their children both on a daily basis and as applied to particularly challenging issues. And while this book is targeted to parents, teachers may also find it extremely useful in helping students achieve better attention and focus. For more information about this innovative program, visit www.littlefloweryoga.com.
Teaches young girls about the benefits of a positive outlook in developing a yoga practice and in navigating high school, complete with inspirational quotes and stories from the author's teenage years.
Teach your kids about yoga and mindfulness with this mindful yoga activity book. Yoga activities are a great way to teach children about relaxation, meditation, and peace--while having fun at the same time. This book is packed with yoga activities for kids and mindful games. Kids can stretch into tree pose, bend into butterfly pose, learn how to make a mindfulness jar, and find out why and how we should stretch through a series of fun yoga poses and sequences. With more than 50 poses and activities, Yoga for Kids has everything you need to know about yoga for children. Children are guided through each pose, to make sure they achieve maximum fun and mindfulness in their yoga practice. Parents are given notes on each pose, to let them know what benefits it brings and how to stay safe. Yoga for Kids shows that supporting a child's positive mental health doesn't need to be expensive, time-consuming, or difficult. Poses and activities help children to de-stress, focus, and get moving while having fun.
Describes over one hundred exercises and yoga positions to help strengthen muscles and release tension for teenagers, providing guidelines for exercises to be performed alone, with others, or with music.
A little boy begins taking yoga lessons at the zoo, where he learns that he can mimic the animals there with simple yoga poses. When he returns home after his lessons, he practices with his cat, Nino. With an illustration of each animal pose and a description of how to do it on each page, this enchanting book makes the perfect instruction guide for even the smallest yogi.
Packed with creative, effective ideas for bringing mindfulness into the classroom, child therapy office, or community, this book features sample lesson plans and scripts, case studies, vignettes, and more. Leading experts describe how to harness the unique benefits of present-focused awareness for preschoolers, school-age kids, and teens, including at-risk youth and those with special needs. Strategies for overcoming common obstacles and engaging kids with different learning styles are explored. Chapters also share ways to incorporate mindfulness into a broad range of children's activities, such as movement, sports, music, games, writing, and art. Giving clinicians and educators practices they can use immediately, the book includes clear explanations of relevant research findings.
Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Teens Card Deck offers over 50 practices to help teens become stronger, more flexible, get better rest, manage anxiety and learn to navigate stressful situations without becoming overwhelmed. Beautifully illustrated by Karen Gilmour, coupled with easy-to-read and easy-to-implement instructions.
This book for teachers, parents, and others who work with children is adapted from traditional meditation and yoga techniques and presented in factual, kid-friendly language. Breathe, Chill presents 70 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. Organized into three sections, Breath Play, Breathing Techniques, and Relaxation and Meditation Techniques, each exercise is broken down in the same format: What is it? How does it help me? How do I do it?
For anyone who enjoys kids and yoga and wants to make a positive difference in their lives, Go Go Yoga Kids: Empower Kids for Life through Yoga is the book for you. It is a complete and creative guide for introducing kids to yoga through movement, mindfulness, fun, and games. By introducing kids to yoga they will learn lifelong skills that will help them physically and mentally throughout life. Yoga can easily be incorporated in the home, school, extracurricular activities, camps, and clubs-anywhere you find kids who are ready to learn and have fun! Go Go Yoga Kids Includes: � Over 150 fun and creative yoga games and physical education activities for all ages � fifteen ready to use unique yoga lesson plans that will have kids engaged from the start � Ways to bring mindfulness and awareness to all children � Kid yoga photos and pose illustrations � Easy ways to incorporate yoga in the school setting for all types of learners and abilities � How to get your kids involved with yoga at home � Tips on working with teens and tweens � Partner poses, balance activities, group, and inversion teaching tips and ideas � Sample parent communication ideas � Examples of where and how to teach yoga for kids � Books, music, and other fun resources to help kids learn about yoga. This book details everything you need in an easy to follow, step-by-step format that will help you successfully teach yoga to kids of all ages. Go Go Yoga Kids is the only resource you will need to inspire children in a healthy and lifelong way.
Yoga helps children learn how to focus, relax, and both self-monitor and self-soothe Good Morning Yoga instills these four skills and more, enabling children to jumpstart the day with energy and excitement-and meet the adventures that come with mindfulness and perspective. Good Night Yoga tells the story of the world retiring for the evening-and a new generation of readers has fallen in love with the relaxing sequences and beautiful pictures that lead them to dreamland. Good Morning Yoga weaves gentle exercises with a heartwarming narrative and wonderful illustrations to empower children to manage the energies that visit throughout the day-from the "fiery volcano" to the "mountain quiet and still. Good Morning Yoga concludes with a visualization for kids to set intentions for the day.
Included are 15 moving yoga poses adapted for kids, and 4 types of meditations to help foster motor skill development, coordination, concentration and stress relief for children of varying abilities. Then, 18 chapters on social skills and a dictionary of 40 definitions of happiness provide a broad offering of yoga in a format easy enough for school age kids to read themselves. The elements can be used as a group activity, or practiced individually. Preschoolers and those needing help can work with a partner. Poses are fully illustrated.
For anyone who enjoys kids and yoga and wants to make a positive difference in their lives, Go Go Yoga Kids is the book for you. It is a complete and creative guide for introducing kids to yoga through movement, mindfulness, fun, and games. ? Over 100 fun and creative yoga games and activities? 15 ready to use lesson plans? Ways to bring mindfulness and awareness to all children? Yoga photos and pose illustrations? Easy ways to incorporate yoga in the school setting for all types of learners and abilities? How to get your kids involved with yoga at home? Tips on working with teens and tweens? Partner poses, balance activities? More resources to help kids learn about yoga.Go Go Yoga Kids details everything in an easy to follow format that will help you successfully teach yoga to kids of all ages. It is the only resource you will need to inspire children in a healthy and lifelong way.
Release your inner guru and unleash yoga's healing power. Relieve stress. Focus your mind. Build strength. Clear step-by-step instructions and photos guide you through more than 80 specific yoga poses. Study the perfect yoga poses and unlock the key to a healthy, fit, and calmer you!
With 100+ fun activities for you and your child to do together, Yoga for Kids (and Their Grown-Ups) creates meaningful ways to connect while teaching them the concepts of yoga and mindfulness. Doing yoga with your child is a special way of spending time with them. Yoga for Kids offers simple guidance for playful activities to help you bring the benefits of yoga and mindfulness into your child's life. Regardless of your own skill level, Yoga for Kids has practices and techniques that you and your child will be able to enjoy. As a former teacher and certified yoga instructor, Katherine Priore Ghannam has seen firsthand the positive affects of teaching yoga to kids. In Yoga for Kids, Katherine shows you exactly how to teach your child to disconnect from distractions and connect with themselves--right at home. Yoga for Kids includes: Over 100 engaging activities, including essential poses, breathing exercises, meditations, yoga games, and more Clear illustrations of every pose and sequence Kid-friendly language to name and describe poses From down dog to walking meditations, Yoga for Kids provides everything you need to teach your child yoga and mindfulness techniques. With Yoga for Kids your child will learn healthy ways of playing with their bodies--and with you.