on 20 December 2008
This illustrated edition of "Yoga for Kids" is the best guide for teaching healthy physical activities to children starting from as early as three year old. The book concentrates on nearly 30 basic yoga positions and while the explanations on the exercises are very comprehensive and a parent can easily both join in and guide their child, the illustrations help the children to initiate and start exercising on their own. Additionally, it has the logical structure of any given decent professional yoga course where the warm-up exercises lead to several standing and sitting positions, increasing the intensity, followed by relaxation. It's all made even more fun when the book correctly advises the parents to supply with several masks and fun costumes for classic yoga positions, such as the cow's head or the crocodile, the flying dragon, the tapping elephnt etc.
WHile I strongly recommend this book to all the parents, I secretly (well, not so:) wish that kindergarden and school teachers, too, initiate such activities along with their curricula.