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10 Top Yoga Books for Kids

Updated: Aug 12, 2021

Aren’t we all worried about the future of our kids? If you introduce concepts like mindfulness to your kids from an early age, along with activities like yoga, they can transform into peaceful, calm, and level-headed individuals. Apart from this, you will also be encouraging your kids to live a healthy lifestyle, something they eventually develop a habit of.

Fighting and overcoming everyday problems, which are evolving with time, becomes incredibly easy for individuals who are peaceful from within.

That is why, in this article, I have listed down 10 top yoga books for kids that can help you perform and teach yoga poses to your kids in a fun and creative way.

Yoga and Mindfulness Book for Kids

Age Range: 2+ years old

Written By: Uliana Klepinina and Argo Brothers

Why this book?

Number one on our list is Yoga and mindfulness for kids. It instructs parents and teachers on how they can teach kids to cope with confusing feelings, emotions, and avoid distractions. This book also encourages kids to focus, regulate emotions, manage stress, and sustain positivity. The readers of this book commented that their kids developed and exhibited a renewed sense of gratitude, contentment, and appreciation.

Inside this book, you will find:

  • 25 yoga activities to practice

  • Video Tutorials how to perform poses

  • Exciting games and activities

  • Attention to the present through organic and mindful activities

  • Ways to incorporate yoga in both your life and your kid’s daily life

The best part of this book is the “parent side” and the “kid’s side,” which further enlightens the difference between both posses. The kid side has colorful, creative, and beautiful illustrations while the parent side has high-quality photos of yoga poses. The book also offers encouragement and motivation throughout the pages to both parents and kids. The attention to simplifying it and making it a part of your life is why this is the perfect book for your family.

I Am Yoga

Written By: Susan Verde

Age Range: 3 to 9-year-olds

Why this book?

The second on our list is the book “I Am Yoga,” written by Susan Verde, a certified yoga instructor and illustrated by the talented Peter Reynold because of its ability to transform a person from scene to scene.

This book focuses on strengthening the capacity of creative and imaginative thinking in little kids as well as developing and enhancing the power of self-expression in them. Even with an age range of 3 to 9 years old, all age groups can enjoy this book.

Inside The Book:

Within this book, you will find an extraordinary illustration of yoga posses depicting powerful emotions and state of mind. The book revolves around the story of a girl in the midst of difficulties and follows her movement as she evolves into a more self-regulated state. Each poses the girl performs; for instance, the tree pose, the camel pose, and the relaxation pose, is accompanied by tranquil and impactful words.

ABC Yoga (Christine Engel)

Written By: Christiane Engel

Age Range: 3 to 8 years old

Why this book?

Number three on our list is the simply ingenious book ABC Yoga by Christiane. The author simplifies yoga poses with creative and colorful illustrations for children. The book accompanies illustrations with alphabetic animals and objects. In addition, the book also features playful rhymes that further explain the movements of each pose.

For example,

"Hooty owl in the trees. Look straight ahead. Sit on your knees."

Clever rhymes like these encourage movement, enhance mental health, and incorporate healthy habits in your kids as early as their toddler age. This book also serves as a good introduction to different kinds of animals.

Inside The Book:

The inside of this book gives the adult reader a nostalgic feel of their childhood as they go through the alphabets, this acts as a guide for the parents to teach their young ones the basic yoga poses in a fun way. Poses like crawling like a crocodile, hoping like a grasshopper, and stretching like a fox mimic the natural movement of animals and make doing yoga even more fun for the kids.

As the count of alphabets, the book depicts 26 yoga poses under simplified names for easy remembrance and recognition. It transforms common asanas or yoga names like,

  • A downward-facing dog becomes Dog

  • Bridge pose becomes Whale

  • Cow pose becomes Yak

  • Extended child pose becomes Armadillo

  • The cobbler pose becomes Butterfly

There is also an index provided at the end of the book for the parent to know the correct name of each asana.

Good Morning Yoga

Written By: Mariam Gates

Age Range: 5 to 8 years old

Why this book?

Mariam Gates, in her book Good morning Yoga, inspires kids to start their day with energizing exercises. The book depicts bold illustrations that encourage and teach kids how to regulate their energies throughout the day, so they go from fiery to calm and still. At the end of the book, there is a breakdown explanation of the visualization and breathing exercises featured in the book.

This book is an excellent way to teach your kids yoga through movement cues and to teach them about nature. Even with an age range of 5 to 8 years old, this book is appropriate for all elementary grades.

Good Night Yoga

Written By: Mariam Gate

Age Range: 4 to 8 years old

Why this book?

Goodnight Yoga is another one of Mariam Gate’s masterpiece book for kid’s yoga with amazing illustrations that depict nature in astonishing ways.

This book focuses on teaching kids the flow of yoga poses inspired by nature like “Cloud Gathering,” “Sun Breath,” and “Ladybug & Butterfly.” Techniques like these help soothe and relax the mind and body as well as bring the focus back to attention.