Here is a selection of books from our collection about mindfulness, including yoga for children.
We strive to include as much varied racial/cultural representation as possible, with a focus on #OwnVoices, but these lists also reflect what is available on the market. These titles are only a sample of what you can find in our full collection. To see more, use the search box to type in “mindfulness,” “yoga,” or related terms.
When Anh becomes angry and says hurtful things, his grandfather tells him to go to his room and sit with his anger, which allows Anh to feel better. Based on teachings about mindfulness and Buddhism by Thich Nhat Hanh, and includes a list of retreat communities that practice mindful living
The Happiest Tree
Embarrassed by her clumsiness, eight-year-old Meena, an Asian Indian American girl, is reluctant to appear in the school play until she gains self-confidence by practicing yoga
Harini & Padmini Say Namaste
Join Harini and Padmini for yoga! Miss Janini will teach the class about the ancient spiritual history of yoga, along with some asanas (poses). It's Padmini's first yoga class, and she doesn't know most of the poses, but she cannot wait to learn. Come learn with her!
A morning with Grandpa
Curious and energetic Mei Mei attempts some t'ai chi forms as her grandfather demonstrates them, then tries to teach him basic yoga poses. Includes introductions to t'ai chi and yoga, as well as instructions for the exercises described in the text
Steps and stones
Angry at his friends for chosing kickball over digging, Anh is revisited by Anger who demonstrates how mindful breathing can soothe and transform strong emotions. Based on teachings about mindfulness and Buddhism by Thich Nhat Hanh
"Elements of yoga practice including stretching, posture, and breath work, are introduced through elegant artwork and poems like Mountain (Tadasana) and Seashell (Balasana), to help children and their caring adults ready their bodies for a restful sleep"--Amazon
Yoga for kids
"A little boy begins taking yoga lessons at the zoo, where he learns that he can mimic the animals there with simple yoga poses"--|cProvided by publisher