The ABCs of Yoga for Kids

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Published by: Stafford House; 1st edition edition
Release Date: September 16, 2009
Contributors: Kathleen Rietz (Illustrator)
Pages: 32
ISBN13: 978-0982258705


The original multiple award-winning kids’ yoga book! Parents and teachers can use The ABCs of Yoga for Kids to introduce kids to yoga and their ABCs through rhyme, pictures, and simple poses in this beautiful 32-page hardcover book with 56 full-color illustrations. All the poses are ‘kid-tested’ and user friendly.

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“Yoga offers so many benefits to mind, body, and soul that it’s wonderful to start kids at a young age. The best way to do that is to make it fun – and this book certainly does that. With its beautiful illustrations and instructive vignettes, it makes learning yoga like play. I love it!”
-Mariel Hemingway


I was inspired to write The ABCs of Yoga for Kids series of books and products because I saw the need for teaching yoga to young children in a fun way that appealed to their imagination and sense of playfulness. I believe that kids should be encouraged to embrace yoga at a young age because during these formative years they are very impressionable and open to new ideas and concepts. Yoga is a natural and healthy way for kids to exercise, relax focus, and strengthen their minds and bodies. While teaching yoga to preschool age children, I came up with the idea for a yoga dictionary of poses to teach kids both the alphabet and simple yoga poses. This basic idea evolved into my bestselling and award-winning product line, The ABCs of Yoga for Kids. At the time I wrote the original ABCs of Yoga for Kids book, there were no other illustrated yoga books in the marketplace, and I was looking to create a book that had kid-friendly illustrations and easy to read instructions for teachers to use to introduce yoga to young children.