A wonderful story about how a young girl uses yoga & breathing to work through challenging situations in her day……
Namaste: A Little Yoga Folks Tale is a story about a wise young girl whose day starts before she’s ready to face it. Join her as she journeys through an average school day, overcoming each stressful situation with grace, courage, and creativity by listening to her body and breath. Yoga provides wonderful health benefits to people of all ages. Namaste: A Little Yoga Folks Tale provides an opportunity for families and students to learn more and practice some fun poses together!
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Jungle Wagon Press; 1 edition (June 15, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0983409250
- ISBN-13: 978-0983409250
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 8 x 0.4 inches
Here’s what I love about this book:
- A wide range of emotions are expressed (irritated, relaxed, flabbergasted, tired, encouraged, disappointed, happy, bored, scared, confident, etc.) as the girl goes through her day. I love how she works through each situation with yoga poses & breathing.
- Love the message that a child can make choices of how to respond in situations that are not pleasant. The situations depicted are ones that kids are likely to face (not wanting to wake up in the morning, having their hair brushed, sitting for long periods of time in class, the swings or other playground equipment being full at recess, having to wait quietly in line, & dodgeball in PE (I had a flashback to the horrors of this when I saw this page…… I am not athletic and hated PE as a child. I could have definitely used the Warrior II pose & breathing on this page when I was a child!)
- The soft illustrations are hand drawn and have a calming quality.
- On each 2-page spread, the situation is on the left side and the yoga pose with breathing is on the right side.
- The last 10 pages of the book provide more information about the yoga poses, including the benefits, a calming script & modifications for each. (Poses: child’s pose, easy pose, mountain pose, upward facing bow, tree, warrior II, standing forward bend & namaste)
The publisher is in the process of adding a preview of this book to Amazon & their website. They provided these samples to give you a “feel” for the book:
Author’s blog: http://theviewfrommyyogamat.blogspot.com/2013/02/process-passion-repeat.html. Tammie Ciciura is a former Special Education teacher who works at Spectrum Progressive School of Rockford teaching Physical Education & Movement with a strong yoga foundation to Pre Elementary through High School aged students. More about the author: http://www.asanajournal.com/article.php?id=30.
Be sure to “like” the publisher’s Facebook page. According to a post on their FB page on 9/18/13, Jungle Wagon Press- Children’s Book Publisher will donate one autographed copy of “You Are a Twisting Tornado” to a child receiving services from Youth Services Network of Rockford for every “like” on their page on 12/1/13. (See my next post for a review of that book as well as two others that they publish). Publisher is also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JungleWagon.
Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product to facilitate my review. Opinions expressed are my own. Starting in 2013, a new component of reviews & giveaways hosted on OMazing Kids is that a review will be added on Amazon.com (for products sold on that site). See my Amazon profile at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1JKVLELLSX7FD?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_aya_bb_pdp.
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