Yoga Games for Children: Fun and Fitness with Postures, Movements and Breath (SmartFun Activity Books)

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This intro to yoga for children consists of variations on standard yoga postures that help children establish physical strength, versatility, emotional calm, and self-expression. The video games include relaxation, trust, and cooperation. Consisted of are over 50 illustrations and 16 totally structured lessons based upon styles like the weathers, rain, snow, and animals.

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I created a class plan for a group of children with the average age being 8 years old and used this book as my primary resource. The children had such a great time playing these yoga games and digging deep into their imagination and creative side. I do not think the purpose of this book is to provide yoga theory and indept poses, but instead to suggest fun games that provide centering, focus and yoga theory based activities. This book can be used if you have no experience with yoga, but having an understanding of yoga works well so you can modify these games into a deeper yoga experience. The children especially liked the game of pretending to be different animals and make sounds. We were able to incorporate lion pose, cobra pose and others. During that game one of the boys wanted to be a super hero. so we were able to do superman pose(lying on belly lifting legs and arms as if you were flying like superman and then making left and right turns through movement of our spines and arms.) and invent a spiderman pose(superman pose and adding movements with arms as if we were shooting webs) These are not in the book but if you have a background in yoga you can expand the games into more yoga based poses. I think its a great book!

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