Review & Giveaway: Every Body Does Yoga

Looking for a fun way to introduce kids to the idea of doing yoga?  Check out the great new book “Every Body Does Yoga” by Lynn Eddy, Illustrated by Ali Lenehan!

About the Book

Lucy wants to go to her mom’s yoga class but then learns that she doesn’t need a class in order to do yoga. Throughout the day, Lucy’s mom points out when Lucy’s body is in a yoga pose. Lucy then sees that every body does yoga, even her dolls and stuffed animals!

38 pages, Paperback size: 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.1 inches; Hardcover size: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches

A sneek-peek inside the book:

What I Love About the Book:

  • I love that it is written from the child’s perspective.
  • Love the concept of showing kids how every day movements mimic yoga poses. Poses mentioned & depicted in the book: downward facing dog, cat, forward fold, half spinal twist, seated forward fold, hero, lotus, & corpse. Some of her toys are depicted in yoga poses (boat, easy, staff & plank). The book also shows warrior 2, chair, and describes belly breathing and the importance of drinking water.
  • Large simple text is easy to read.
  • Love the simple description of yoga & its benefits in terms that kids will be able to understand.
  • Love the whimsical illustrations.
  • While I love the concept of showing how we do “yoga” in how our body moves every day, it would have been nice to have seen a mention at the end of the book and/or on the author’s website that yoga classes specifically designed for kids do exist.

Available for purchase on the author’s website: http://sbpra.com/lynneddy/,

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Every-Body-Does-Yoga-Lynn/dp/1618970062 

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/every-body-does-yoga-lynn-eddy/1107764711?ean=9781618970077&itm=1&usri=every+body+does+yoga

Prices at the time of this post: Paperback $14.00, Hardback $25.50, Kindle edition: $9.99, NOOK Book edition: $9.99

Author’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Every-Body-Does-Yoga/271053786248278

Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product to facilitate my review. Opinions expressed are my own.

How to enter the giveaway:

  1. Enter via the “Giveaways” tab on the OMazing Kids FB page (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga?v=app_197602066931325) & mention how you would be using the book with your child or the children you work with. The details provided will help determine the 1st place & 2nd place winners. (comments must be in English; must include full first & last name; 1 entry per Facebook account).
  2. For one additional entry, leave a comment on this blog post. Must mention how you would be using the book with your child or the children you work with. The details provided will help determine the 1st place & 2nd place winners.  (comments must be in English; 1 entry per person; must have a valid e-mail address)
  3. Tips: You increase your odds of winning by entering via both methods. Entering via the “Giveaways” tab will save me the step of having to obtain your mailing address – the info you complete on the tab comes directly to me via an e-mail.

Entry Deadline: Enter by any of the methods listed above by 11:59pm CST on May 21, 2012.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • International entries are being allowed for this particular giveaway.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids, LLC or the product’s company are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Comments submitted via the Enter Giveaways Here…. tab on Facebook may be copied & pasted into the blog post.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • Two (2) winners will be chosen via a random drawing of valid entries on May 22 , 2012. The details provided in those entries will help determine the 1st place & 2nd place winners.
  • The 1st place winner will receive one (1) hardback copy of the book. The 2nd place winner will receive one (1) paperback copy of the book.
  • The winners will be notified via e-mail and will be posted on the blog post.
  • If a winner only entered via blog post, their mailing address will be obtained via e-mail.
  • In the event that a winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected via a random drawing.
  • The winner’s address will be forwarded to the company and they will be mailing the book directly to the winner.
  • Prize Value: Paperback $14.00, Hardback $25.50

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a kids yoga book but just to be safe here is all the legal stuff…

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

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9 responses to this post.

  1. This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winners:

    1st Place (hardcover copy of the book): Bernardette Kalyan-Salgado from Florida
    2nd Place (paperback copy of the book): Myrna DeAngelis from Pennsylvania

    Thanks to everyone who participated in this giveaway! Be looking for another fun review & giveaway on OMazing Kids soon 🙂

    Thanks!

    Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
    Speech-Language Pathologist
    Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities
    Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

    E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com
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    Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

  2. Here are the comments from the entries received via the “Enter Giveaways Here…” tab on the OMazing Kids Facebook page:

    1. I plan to use this book with my children. They love to do yoga and love how it is incorporated in their everyday lives. They will get a huge kick out of this book. I also plan to use this with our homeschooling co-op. We will be doing a yoga unit with the kids, and I would love to use a book in the lesson.

    2. I teach 5 plus classes a week to preschooler, Kinders thru grade school and middle school. I would love to read this book to the children and practice some poses and stories with them. I am also contracted for the children’s program at Wanderlust Festival Squaw Valley and can share it with the children there too! Pick me 🙂

    3. I would love to use this book in the outside school hours care facility I work at. We have recently introduced relaxation time when the children enter after their busy days at school. I believe this book would be an amazing tool to take this practice further. I would love to use it with the younger children who absolutely love picture books. I also believe that it would be an amazing tool for my future career as a teacher.

    4. I would use the book in my kids yoga classes. I teach both typically developing children and children with special needs. I teach at schools, a yoga studio and at a community center. This book looks like it would be a great addition to my classes.

    5. I am an in-home early intervention specialist who provides services to young children with a variety of developmental delays. I would use this book more specifically with children that show autism-like behaviors and sensory intergrated reactions in my practice. It would be a great resource and a fun way to introduce parents to yoga and the great benefits it provides their children!!

    6. I would be using this with the students in my Multiple Disabled Kindergarten classroom, as well as the students in the inclusive kindergarten classroom where I work. This book would also be useful in the community program I will be starting in the fall. What a wonderful and concrete way to show that anyone can do yoga and that children naturally do some of these poses. This book can be accessed throughout the year to recall and make connections of times when yoga can be used. It would help create mindfulness and awareness of poses throughout our day.

    7. I am a high school teacher in suburban Philadelphia who teaches an elective called Child Development and Parenting. Our school has 9 sections of this class each year with a total of 225 students. The students have the opportunity to work in our onsite laboratory preschool with a total of 32 three, four, and five year olds. From October through May each year, the high school students lead lessons, circle times, and centers and use classroom resource books for ideas. “Every Body Does Yoga” would be a wonderful addition to our resources. I am a firm believer in yoga to center the mind, body, and spirit and would encourage students to use this practice with the little ones each day. For the last 5 months I have been a committed yoga practitioner daily at the Prancing Peacock in Yardley, PA. I can attest to the healing and nurturing power of this practice! I have several students this year who suffer from depression and are suicidal;
    and I have advocated yoga as a way for them to balance their emotions. Classroom demonstrations and discussions of this book would help spread the practice of yoga for everybody! P.S. My daughter is enrolled in the teacher training program at the above studio and I am sure she could use this book now and in the future with her students and fellow teachers!

    8. I would love to do this with my daughter as something we can do together and teach her something she can do for the rest of her life.

    9. I will use it with the children when we have movement time.

    10. The three of us would go out into our garden and try out poses together. The baby likes to copy us, and the eldest likes to pretend she is dancing. So, I would tell her it’s like dancing, we’d pick some Jasmine flowers and help the movements flow like a dance. It’ll be good for me too as I am healling from an injury and am out of shape. I hope we win! My girls love moving and doing tricks, and being in the garden!

    11. I teach over fifty children a week yoga. I often find that using good books with characters they can relate to make a major impact. Therefore, I will be using this book to further enhance their awareness of yoga in their everyday lives.
    However, mostly I want to use this book for my private classes which mostly are with children 4-8 years old. I teach ‘therapeutic’ yoga to several children. They regard it as a play date at first and we slowly start to move into the idea that what we’re doing is yoga. This is the perfect book for that class which transitions the sessions from playing to yoga. It will provide images and every day experiences that they can relate to. Many of these children are suffering from anxiety, eating disorders and more. I believe I can truly put this book to great use.

    12. I have created a program in Maui for kids that incorporates all kinds of movement, and yoga is one element of the class. The class is a journey through yoga, hip hop,
    freedance, hula, and more. I would accentuate the yoga section with this book, as I often include literature and art within my class. My motto: Yoga kids are happy kids!

    13. I am just beginning to teach children’s yoga and I think this book would be an excellent addition to my resource library.

    14. I am so excited to have another way to practice yoga with my kids at home!

  3. Posted by Tom on May 21, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I’m not sure how you can support a book with poor grammar. Every Body? Not Everybody. I’m also sad to realize that yoga is being promoted as a subtlety. Yoga is taught as discipline that is conscious and meaningful, not passive and without regard to form or breathing.

    • I took the title as a play on words “every” “body” as in each of our bodies already does yoga in the ways we move each day rather than poor grammar. I agree that yoga for adults and even teens is taught in a more disciplined way. Yoga for very young kids is often taught in the context of play. In my opinion, the book would be a fun way to introduce young children to the concept of doing yoga. There are lots of other resources out there that contain in-depth details about how to do the poses, breathing, guided relaxation, yamas, niyamas, etc….

  4. Posted by karyne daniels on May 20, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    I have created a program in Maui for kids that incorporates all kinds of movement, and yoga is one element of the class. The class is a journey through yoga, hip hop, freedance, hula, and more. I would accentuate the yoga section with this book, as I often include literature and art within my class. My motto: Yoga kids are happy kids!

  5. Posted by Sheriann on May 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Great giveaway! I love yoga and want my girls to love it too! I’m healing from an injury, and have been looking for ways to get my girls to do yoga without my participation at the moment. This would be fantastic. I’d take them out into the garden (we live in Australia), pick some jasmine flowers and strike some poses like a dance! My littlest does downward dog for fun anyway, and my eldest just loves the “tricks!”

  6. Posted by Patty DeMyda on May 20, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I will use with the book with the kids during movement time.

  7. Posted by Myrna DeAngelis on May 20, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I just found your blog through a yoga teacher from my studio. I checked out the book on Amazon and think it will be wonderful to use with my high school students in Child Development and in our laboratory preschool, where the students “run” the lessons and activities. The young children can enjoy the story and the poses, while the high school students can get a taste of yoga too. I love the idea of weaving the poses in with other stories too, as shown on your video clips.

  8. Hi, Angela. Fun giveaway! I would use the book with my two daughters. My youngest does yoga at preschool every week and is super flexible. I’ve been trying to figure out more ways to get her involved in yoga, and this book looks like it would be a great start!

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