Yoga Story-Telling Kids Yoga Ideas For World Book Day
On 5th March, children and book-lovers like myself across the world, will be celebrating World Book Day.
I am a complete book-lover. I am one of the few people that still goes to the library, my ideal Sunday afternoon is browsing a used book store and my favourite part of teaching is story-time.
Recently, I was tucking my Goddaughter, Marley into bed and I asked her to choose a book and suggested that she read the book to me.
She's just about to turn 4-years old, and she responded, "Auntie Laura, I can't read yet!"
ME: "If you know the story and you can read the pictures, then you can read"
MARLEY: "Okay, I'll read with my mouth then, not with my eyes"
This is Marley (FYI, I do not condone cookies before bedtime - unless they're sugar free :) )
So, it's no surprise that I love to incorporate books into my children and family yoga sessions, they're so engaging, naturally soothing and of course, meaningful.
You can use books in your yoga classes, as part of a relaxation during bedtime or as a short 8-minute yoga story at home.
And there are so many different ways that you can combine books with children's yoga, here's just a few:
>> Take them on a journey through the story - using yoga poses and dynamic movements to imagine that they are in the book, moving through the journey alongside the characters. My favourite book for this is "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen
>> Theme your class around the main ethos o