I’m thrilled to be on Rachel’s Day in the Garden by Giselle Shardlow’s blog tour! I feel fortunate that Giselle moved a few years ago near me so we got to meet in person several times! Giselle is a certified kids’ yoga instructor and her line of books introduces yoga to kids.
I’m a huge proponent of yoga. It helps me from getting injured and it’s a little gift to myself when I practice. It also helped me when I had carpel tunnel from being on the computer too much. I can feel when my life is out whack too, because I will have trouble with balancing poses!
My kids have all tried yoga in various ways. My son likes yoga cards to do poses in bed in a silly way. It’s still yoga though! PickyKidPix says yoga is calming for her. She needs that! Grasshopper and Sensei is prone to injury because she has tight lower body. It’s either physical therapy or yoga, but yoga is for life! She gets the most benefit from yoga, but it’s also the most challenging for her.
Why is yoga great for kids? Giselle says:
Benefits of yoga for kids:
- increases strength and flexibility
- helps them relax, unwind, and calm down to reduce stress and anxiety
- helps them sleep better
- promotes interaction between adult and child, and between multiple children
- improves their fine and gross motor skills, as well as their coordination
- develops self-confidence, self-expression, and body awareness
- promotes a healthy, active lifestyle
How about you? Do you practice yoga? Have your kids tried it? Do you want to try it? I have a free video from my yoga teacher if you want to try yoga at home.
Rachel’s Day in the Garden: A Kids Yoga Spring Colors Book (Kids Yoga Stories) by Giselle Shardlow
Join Rachel as she and her adorable puppy look for signs of spring in the garden. Crawl like a caterpillar, buzz like a bee, and flutter like a butterfly. Discover spring, explore movement, and learn the colors of the rainbow! [picture book, ages 3-6]
Giselle Shardlow is the author of Kids Yoga Stories. Her yoga books for kids get children learning, moving, and having fun. Giselle draws from her experiences as a teacher, traveler, yogi, and mom to write the yoga stories. The purpose of her yoga books is to foster happy, healthy, and globally educated children. She lives in Boston with her husband and daughter. To learn more about Giselle, visit her Facebook or Twitter. To purchase her books, visit her website or Amazon.
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10 thoughts on “Yoga for Kids: Rachel’s Day in the Garden”
We love Giselle’s books! I’ll have to look for a copy of this one
Her books just get better and better! I love this illustrator that she’s using for Rachel’s Day in the Garden! I love the idea of yoga and picture books too! All kids benefit from yoga.
Giselle’s books are amazing. I have several and the next one is better.
The kids yoga books are fabulous!
Thanks for sharing this one!
I love the illustrations in this book of Giselle’s!
This is a great review! I love all of the information and the pictures – especially of your son! thanks so much for sharing Rachel’s Day in the Garden with your readers!
Thanks so much Alexa! He doesn’t do that much yoga but he thinks it’s fun!
Such a cute idea. My boys and I do yoga on occasion; we even tried out a family yoga class. This looks like such a fun book for springtime followed up with some yoga in the yard!
Thanks so much Mother of 3! What a fun idea to do a family yoga class!!
Thanks so much for your fabulous review of our garden yoga book, Mia. I really appreciate your kind words. Means a lot!
I love your book! We need to get together again soon! It’s been too long! I heard the Wayland yoga studio that did kids’ classes closed. I hope you found a new yoga class for your daughter!