While at the library, we stumbled onto this book, Good Morning Yoga by Mariam Gates. This book has beautiful illustrations by Sarah Jane Hinder. At the end, the book includes a full yoga exercise that flows from one pose to the next.
Yoga Helps Kids Pain
My oldest daughter complains of a sore back especially when she is having a growth spurt or playing a new sport. OrthoKids states the most common reason for back pain in children is:
Muscular strain, injury, or overuse combined with core muscle imbalance.
Yoga always makes me feel better so I helped my daughter with back stretches to alleviate the pain and strengthen her core. I found these adorable Disney Yoga Mats at Fred Meyers.
Though the book is beautiful and instructional, I wanted to find something we could follow together without turning the page so I sesrched YouTube channel. I searched for Kids Yoga for Beginners and found this wonderful storytelling yoga by Saturday Morning Yoga with Jamie. The backgrounds are beautiful computer animations that go along with the story. My favorite is the episode with Popcorn the Dolphin.
I hope to make this a part of our everyday life. Healthy Kids, Healthy Mom.