Hands to Heart, Breathe and Bend with Animal Friends by Alex Bauermeister
A yoga and mindfulness picture book that encourages young readers to breathe, slow down, and move into various gentle and playful poses as they ease into a practice of meditation.
With a gentle reminder for children to breathe and to connect their bodies, this beautifully illustrated picture book contains a sweet cast of animal friends to guide young readers from one yoga pose to the next. From reaching your hands up to the sky to stretching like a cat to pressing up like a cobra snake, each posture helps to control breathing, engage in the present moment, and ultimately lead towards calmness and peacefulness. The soothing, rhythmic text paired with illustrations that offer a lot of sweet humor make this book perfect for young readers ready to interact with yoga poses and practice mindfulness.
- Beautiful art, colorfully patterned endpapers, sturdy POB format with thick pages that allow the book to lie flat when doing a pose, and a spare, rhythmic text make this the perfect gift for both young and older readers alike.
- Yoga and mindfulness books for children have been selling incredibly well, especially given the growing popularity of meditation and yoga in schools.