TheABC’s of Yoga for Kids is one of my favorite yoga books to use with children, including children with special needs such as ADHD and autism. Children with special needs require simplicity and visual support. This book has both. Each letter of the alphabet is a different yoga pose. Children are not only learning yoga, but their letters as well. The children love the colorful pictures and rhymes that describe how to get into each pose. It takes approximately an hour to read the book if each pose is practiced. I break it up into three sessions. It’s best to find proper alignment and hold the pose instead of rushing through them.
The benefits of yoga for children include: balance, flexibility, coordination, and strength. Additionally, yoga promotes calmness and relieves stress. This books offers a multitude of wellness and mental health benefits and best of all it’s fun!
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Power, T. A., & Rietz, K. (2009). The ABCs of yoga for kids. Pacific Palisades, CA: Stafford House.