A book about yoga, especially for children

Written by Bharatanatyam dancer Yamini Muthanna, the book is a step-by-step guide for children who are serious about practicing the ancient art

Written by Bharatanatyam dancer Yamini Muthanna, the book is a step-by-step guide for children who are serious about practicing the ancient art

The book, yoga for kids, A step-by-step guide written by Bharatanatyam dancer/teacher and yoga practitioner Yamini Muthanna will be available on Amazon starting June 21 as part of the World Yoga Day celebrations.

The book published by Om Books International contains 108 asanas and is aimed at the age group of 10 to 20 year olds. Yamini, who is Yogacharaya and Natyacharya, has been operating a Yogasthala (a special yoga institute) and a Kalasincham Nrityalaya (a Bharatanatyam learning center) in Indiranagar, Bengaluru for more than three decades.

yoga for kids is after Yamini’s second book The Power of Yoga, which Yamini says is used by research scholars of yoga studies. “In our yoga school we teach traditional art forms such as dance and music. It was my decades of interaction with children that prompted me to write this book. Nowadays children are locked indoors.

Pictures from the book

Pictures from the book | Photo credit: special agreement

Yamini says that although she started writing the book before the pandemic, after the lockdown, they waited to publish it so the book could reach more children.

yoga for kids is a picture book appropriate for children who are serious about practicing yoga, says Yamini. “That asanas presented in the book will help you relieve stress, calm your mind and also revitalize your body. The book features children who practice yoga seriously asanas.”

Next to asanassays Yamini, the book also gives insights into pranayamathat help children deal with exam stress. “The book contains traditional practices such as Dhyana and dharana, as I thought that children should be introduced to them from an early age. The book comes with a chart that guides the child through a simple sequence to do this asanas.”

Regarding the safety of asanassays Yamini: “I paid attention to which ones asanas put in the book”.

yoga for kids, says Yamini, has asanas that address issues like anxiety, anger, and menstrual pain in children and teens. “Yoga has helped me deal with stress and taught me discipline. I would like to share what I know with children.”

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