This week we welcome guest blogger Ellen Campbell, LifeForce Yoga Practitioner, Hatha Yoga Instructor and author of The Youthful Yogis Blog
Wander through any bookstore or peruse most online bookseller sites and chances are you will find an abundance of excellent reference materials on the subject of yoga. However, uncovering a comprehensive yoga guide for children and pre-teens can be a much greater challenge… until now! Lisa Flynn’s inviting new book, Yoga for Children (published by Adams Media) offers a thorough and accessible guide to practicing yoga with kids.
The book begins with an overview of the origins of yoga and then touches upon some of the significant philosophical underpinnings of this ancient tradition. Ms. Flynn offers helpful suggestions for introducing the Principles of Yoga to children of every age. Indeed, one of the many strengths of Lisa Flynn’s work is her ability to highlight the stages of childhood development and to offer talking points, breath work, poses, props and games wonderfully suited to each specific age. Lisa Flynn is the founder of “ChildLight Yoga” and “Yoga 4 Classrooms”. You can visit her website at www.childlightyoga.com
Yoga for Children has much to offer: succinct instruction on a variety of poses, songs, visualizations and games. Readers even learn how to mix their very own “Magic Mist!” Lisa Flynn’s book will be a welcome addition to the reading library of every adult interested in sharing the joy of yoga with children. And, thanks to the book’s friendly tone and colorful layout, it is sure to be a favorite on kids’ bookshelves as well!
To order Yoga for Children, please click here.
For a grownups’ guide to Yoga for mood, you can preview Yoga for Depression.