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.
This book is suitable for children between 4 and 7 years of age.
Hands to Heart: Breathe and Bend with Animal Friends is 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. 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.
Alex Bauermeister is a yoga therapist helping people find more authenticity, courage, and connection in their lives. She lives in Boston with her family.
Flora Waycott is an illustrator from England, currently based in Sydney, Australia. She works both digitally and traditionally.