Yoga: 3 Articles

Learn how yoga can help kids and teens become more mindful

Have a Calm Summer: Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids

Celebrate International Yoga Day with Bentley Bee. He'll be practicing all his favorite poses from Bee Calm: The Buzz on Yoga by Frank J. Sileo, PhD. And International Yoga Day is just the start. Bee Calm and other Magination Press books about calming strategies and meditation can help your child have a soothing summer.  Bee Calm: The Buzz On Yoga by Frank J. Sileo, PhD Bentley Bee sees his friends doing some funny positions in the garden. It's yoga! His friends teach him how to do several of the poses in this kid-friendly introduction to yoga. “This sweet book introduces yoga to children in a loving and engaging way. With friendly characters, beautiful illustrations, and a gentle rhyming cadence, it’s a joy to read, easy to practice to, and quickly becoming a favorite with our 2- and 6-year-old daughters.” —Jennifer Cohen Harper, Founder of Little Flower Yoga, Author, and Mother Check out Bentley Bee’s other books, Bee Still: An Invitation To Meditation, and Bee Heartful: Spread Loving-Kindness. Mindful Bea And The Worry Tree by Gail Silver Bea is anxiously waiting for her friends to show up for her birthday party. When the worries start to grow around her like tree branches, she uses breathing exercises and visualization techniques to calm herself down. “Children who struggle with anxiety will be able to relate to Bea and find some of the strategies helpful. It can help a child realize they are not alone and that others have the same worrying thoughts.” —Oregon Coast Youth Book Preview Center Relaxations: Big Tools For Little Warriors by Mamen Duch This book uses gentle affirmations to improve and enhance confidence, self-esteem, concentration, and creativity. Breathe by Inês Castel-Branco Breathe is a conversation between a boy and his mother at bedtime. But this conversation can happen at any time, in any place. This introduction to mindfulness presents a collection of illustrated exercises to help little ones become aware of their breath and their body. “With practice, the child discovers how these tools can rob fear and sadness of their power to keep us awake at night. This book speaks to children with the confidence that they can understand how and why attention to our breath is so powerful.” —Mindful A World Of Pausabilities: An Exercise In Mindfulness by Frank J. Sileo, PhD Following a neighborhood on a summer day, readers will learn how to apply mindfulness to simple, everyday moments, and how days are filled with endless possibilities to take a pause. “Sileo invites readers to explore the potential in "pausabilities"…he offers a wealth of ideas for how children and families can stay engaged in the present.” —Publishers Weekly Check out even more books for kids about mindfulness.

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Have a Calm Summer: Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids 2021-06-21T15:14:03-04:00
Mom laying face-up on a yoga mat while holding a baby and smiling

Introducing Yoga to Children

Children live in their bodies, and since yoga is a form of mindfulness practice that focuses on the body, it is a natural fit for parents and professionals who are teaching children to become more mindful. But contrary to common media portrayals, yoga is not about being able to achieve awe-inspiring, acrobatic pretzel poses. In fact, there is a saying that yoga is not about being able to touch your toes; it is about what you learn on the way down.

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Introducing Yoga to Children 2018-04-18T12:22:28-04:00
Mother and daughter unroll a yoga mat

An Introduction to Parent-Child Yoga

When the pace of family life speeds up and everyone is pulled in different directions, a partner yoga break with your child is an easy way to connect and practice mindfulness. Partner yoga is a wonderful way to be fully present together—a tune-in versus a tune-out. Even if you have never practiced yoga, there are plenty of poses that are easily accessible as well as fun.

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An Introduction to Parent-Child Yoga 2018-04-18T12:25:05-04:00