I Am Yoga
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- Publication Date: September 8, 2015
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 8 x 8
- ISBN: 9781419716645
- Page Count: 32
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
- Rights: World/All
New York Times bestselling author and illustrator!
Companion to I Am Love and I Am Peace
“A delightful introduction to the subject as well as a wonderful read-aloud for movement and mindfulness.” —School Library Journal
Celebrate the creativity and self-expression of yoga in this companion to New York Times bestsellers I Am Human and I Am Love!
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.
The word “yoga” means union. Yoga is the connection between mind and body. A yoga practice is a way to handle stress, find calm in your mind and strength in your body, and be present. As they grow, children, like adults, encounter stress on many levels, from bad dreams to arguments with siblings to pressure from friends. Yoga can help young children strengthen their bodies, calm their minds, and become aware of the body-mind connection in a noncompetitive, playful way. It’s never too early to learn to be less stressed and more mindful.
I Am Yoga encourages children to explore the world of yoga and make room in their hearts for the world beyond it.
I Am Me
I Am Peace
I Am One
I Am Human
I Am Love
I Am Courage
I Am . . . A Box of Goodness!
STARRED REVIEWKirkus Reviews —
"Empowering affirmations and playful illustrations will inspire both children and adults to slow down and strike a pose."
"...whimsically detailed, color-washed ink illustrations positively present yoga as a means for rejuvenation and inspiration... children’s yoga teacher Verde highlights yoga concepts and potential benefits for kids and adults and provides the names, descriptions, and instructions for the 16 poses featured in this book."Booklist —
About the author
Susan Verde is the author of The Museum, You and Me, and I Am Peace.
She is a licensed Yoga instructor and lives in East Hampton, New York.
Peter H. Reynolds is the renowned illustrator behind the bestselling Judy
Moody and Stink series, as well as many other award-winning picture
books, including The Dot and Ish. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.