Read, Stretch & Bend – 11 Yoga Books for Children

We all know that practicing Yoga can be beneficial for children.  Learning Yoga can be fun and exciting for children.  Yoga is considered as one of the ways to get children to unwind. Why not get them a good book on Yoga which is charming, informative and enjoyable?

If you are looking to introduce yoga to your children, use some of our these children’s yoga books. These books are a great way to get children interested in yoga and start learning and practicing it.

11 Favourite Yoga Books for Children

Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises, and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children by Lisa Flynn

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Yoga for Children will encourage your child to learn about yoga with an attentive, at-home instructor–you! Even if you are new to the practice, author, mom, and children’s yoga expert Lisa Flynn will guide you and your child through more than 200 yoga poses, meditations, and activities that are suitable for children between the ages of two and twelve. Complete with full-color photographs, instructional scripts, and pose modifications, Yoga for Children will help build your child’s confidence, self-awareness, and focus while strengthening your connection–one yoga session at a time.

My Daddy Is a Pretzel: Yoga for Parents and Kids by Baron Baptiste and Sophie Fatus

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While other children’s parents are veterinarians, gardeners, and builders, one father is able to become a dog, a tree, and a bridge using various yoga poses, in a story which includes step-by-step instructions for performing various yoga poses.

I Am Yoga by Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds

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An eagle soaring among the clouds or a star twinkling in the night sky . . . a camel in the desert or a boat sailing across the sea-yoga has the power of transformation. Not only does it strengthen bodies and calm minds, but with a little imagination, it can show us that anything is possible. New York Times bestselling illustrator Peter H. Reynolds and author and certified yoga instructor Susan Verde team up again in this book about creativity and the power of self-expression. I Am Yoga encourages children to explore the world of yoga and make room in their hearts for the world beyond it. A kid-friendly guide to 17 yoga poses is included.

Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story  & 

Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story by Mariam Gates and Sarah Jane Hinder

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For parents and caregivers looking for a fun and effective new routine for bedtime, innovative educator Mariam Gates presents Good Night Yoga, a playful yet wholly practical book for preparing for sleep. Good Morning Yoga, is a wonderful, well and simply written, pleasingly illustrated book to encourage a happy day! Good Night Yoga is a beautifully illustrated, full-color book tells the story of the natural world as it closes down for the night while teaching children a simple flow of yoga postures inspired by their favorite characters from nature.  Good Morning Yoga encourages just this happy, positive approach to morning — no small thing to help our kiddos get off to a good daily, can-do start! Yes, “Good Morning YOGA” encourages a happy attitude of “I’ve got this!”. Readers learn techniques for self-soothing, relaxing the body and mind, focusing attention, and other skills that will support restful sleep and improve overall confidence and well-being.

Yoga Games for Children: Fun and Fitness with Postures, Movements and Breath by Danielle Bersma and Marjoke Visscher

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This introduction to yoga for children contains variations on traditional yoga postures that help children develop physical strength, flexibility, emotional calm, and self-expression. The games involve relaxation, trust, and cooperation. Included are over 50 illustrations and 16 completely structured lessons based on themes like the seasons, rain, snow, and animals.

Yoga for Children: a Complete Illustrated Guide to Yoga, Including a Manual for Parents and Teachers by Swati Chanchani and Rajiv Chanchani

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Yoga For Children traces the roots of Yoga in mythology and legend and includes many stories and tales bringing out the quality of, and inspiration for, the postures. It also stresses the links of the postures to the natural world – trees, mountains, flowers, animals. The book lays emphasis on the universal moral and ethical values implicit in the practice of Yoga such as non-violence, truth, self-discipline, simplicity, and contentment. Besides, it highlights the geometrical forms and precision in the postures, so that children can relate to these abstract concepts through what they have learned in their body movements. Each Yoga posture is explained through photographs, drawings, stories and detailed instruction with figures illustrating several stages in performing the posture. Important dos and don’ts and the benefits of each posture are also given. The highlight of the book is a detailed section meant for parents and teachers comprising specific guidance on keeping the children practicing Yoga creatively, enjoyable and safe.

Rachel’s Day in the Garden: A Kids Yoga Spring Colors Book (Kids Yoga Stories) by Giselle Shardlow  and Hazel Quintanilla

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Experience the benefits of yoga while learning about the signs of spring! Join Rachel as she and her adorable puppy look for signs of spring in the garden. Crawl like a caterpillar, buzz like a bee, and flutter like a butterfly. Discover spring, explore movement and learn the colors of the rainbow. The storybook includes a list of kids yoga poses and a parent-teacher guide. Kids Yoga Stories introduce you to engaging characters who will get your child laughing, moving, and creating. Reading is good for the mind AND body! The story links yoga poses in a specific sequence to create a coherent and meaningful story. This spring yoga story for ages 3 to 6 is more than a storybook, but it is also a unique experience for children.

ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

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The ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers is a companion to The ABCs of Yoga for Kids, a 32-page, award-winning bestselling picture book that uses the alphabet, rhyming vignettes, and colorful illustrations to introduce children to yoga in a kid-friendly way. This guidebook supports parents and teachers who wish to learn more about yoga for kids, including how to implement yoga into the daily lives of children. Readers will gain insight into what yoga is, how it can contribute to a child’s active lifestyle and how to use yoga to alleviate many childhood challenges. This easy-to-use handbook offers basic guidelines for teaching yoga to kids and a sample children’s yoga routine. The increased body awareness afforded by yoga helps kids make better choices for keeping themselves healthy, both physically and mentally.

You Are a Lion!: And Other Fun Yoga Poses by Taeeun Yoo

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With simple instructions and bright, clear illustrations, award-winning artist Taeeun Yoo invites children to enjoy yoga by assuming playful animal poses. And she sparks their imagination further by encouraging them to pretend to be the animal – to flutter like a butterfly, hiss like a snake, roar like a lion and more. Yoga is great for kids because it promotes flexibility and focus – and it’s relaxing good fun! The charming pictures of children and animals and the lyrical text make this gentle introduction to yoga a book to be treasured.

Yoga Bunny by Brian Russo

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Relax and unwind with Yoga Bunny in this debut picture book from author and illustrator Brian Russo.  It’s a perfect day for yoga and Bunny is practicing his poses and wishes his friends would do yoga with him! But Lizard is too tired, Fox is in a rush and Bird has the hiccups. Will Bunny ever be able to get his friends to slow down and realize that yoga just might be the solution to their problems?

I Love Yoga by Anita Raina Thapan

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Through movement, rhyme, and breathing, this book opens the door to the joys of relaxation, concentration, and visualization. The many yoga as an as connect children to the world of nature that makes life so beautiful. There are many things that birds, plants and animals can teach us. Be silent, look carefully, listen attentively and you will be so happy.

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