Read by Tami Simon
Good Night Yoga:
A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story
By Mariam Gates
Illustrated by Sarah Jane Hinder
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For kids in early to middle childhood, and the lucky people who have to get them to bed, Good Night Yoga is both a bedtime story and a series of simple poses for following the natural world as it comes to rest at day's end. Created by the founder of the celebrated Kid Power Yoga program.
The birds are flying back now
To their homes in the trees.
The ladybugs settle softly,
Between the butterflies and the bees . . .
This bedtime story is so much more than a story. It's a practice for kids and parents to end the day in a calming, mindful way. Turn the page and stretch like a tree, settle softly like a ladybug, float like a cloud, and you'll be dreaming soon.
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sounds True (April 1, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 9.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
“There is nothing more important than teaching stillness and mindfulness to our children. I am endlessly grateful for Good Night Yoga and the miraculous gifts this book will offer the world, one little reader at a time.”
—Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of Miracles Now
“A lovely way for young children to engage the body, heart, and mind at bedtime, by listening, breathing, bending, and stretching with a parent through the unfolding of a sweet story with delightful pictures.”
—Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn, authors of Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
“As I read through this unimaginably sweet and soothing book, my breath slows and my muscles melt. If I were cozied down in bed right now, I’d surely be asleep. I can’t imagine a more luscious night time ritual.”
—Brian Leaf, MA, author of Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi
“Thank God for Mariam Gates’ book, Good Night Yoga, which dares to suggest and demonstrate how children can have a practice to help them face the complex world with more awareness, calmness, and joy. The illustrations are awesome. It will help kids to stay connected to their body and their breath, giving them real tools they will be able to use for the rest of their lives. How empowering for children! There are practices that will serve parents and kids any time of the day.”
—Tommy Rosen, yoga teacher and founder of Recovery 2.0
“I highly recommend Good Night Yoga to parents who want to share the love of yoga with their child. It is a sweet, whimsical, and endearing book that I will be reading to my own son as part of our bedtime ritual.”
—Melanie Klein, Sociology and Women’s Studies professor, co-editor of Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories about Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body, and co-founder of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition
“I’m so happy to see a beautiful, accessible book that soothes children into slumber with a healing and restful sequence. The goal is to wind down and prepare for rest with both a calm mind and a calm body, and Mariam Gates has brought this to life masterfully.”
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