Overview for Yoga for Children: A Complete Illustrated Guide to Yoga
As yoga becomes more popular throughout the world, there is a pressing need for a good book on yoga for children which is both authoritative and appealing, informative and enjoyable. The authors of this book fulfil this need admirably. They trace the roots of yoga in mythology and legend, and include many stories and tales bringing out the quality of, and inspiration for, the postures. The also stress the links of the postures to the natural world - trees, mountains, flowers, animals. They emphasise the universal moral and ethical values implicit in the practice of yoga such as non-violence, truth, self-discipline, simplicity and contentment. Besides they highlight the geometrical forms and precision in the postures, so that children can relate to these abstract concepts through what they have learnt in their body movements. Each yoga posture is explained through photographs, drawings, stories and detailed instructions with stick figures illustrating several stages in performing the pose. Important 'dos and don'ts' and the benefits of each pose are also given. The highlight of the book is a detailed section meant for parents and teachers comprising specific guidance on keeping children practising yoga creatively, enjoyably and safely.
Swati Chanchani (Author)
Swati has been practicing and teaching Yoga under the guidance of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar since 1975. Currently she teaches Yoga at the Welham Girls High School and the Doon School, Dehradu. Besides she also run a Yoga Centre at the hill resort of Mussoorie.
Rajiv Chanchani (Author)
Rajiv Chanchani has been practicing and teaching Yoga under the guidance of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar since 1975. Currently he teaches Yoga at the Welham Girls High School and the Doon School, Dehradu. Besides he also run a Yoga Centre at the hill resort of Mussoorie.