Yoga offers parents, nursery and primary school instructors the ideal opportunity to integrate enjoyable physical activity and relaxation practices into the school day. In order to make it easier to deliver a child-friendly, creative, and relaxing yoga program, the 30 yoga picture cards with bite-size visualization aids are here to help.
30 Children’s Yoga Picture Cards are divided into seven color-coded categories and ordered to lead the children from activation to relaxation, from easy warm-up sequences, through standing, hand-supported, seated, and floor poses, to the more dynamic counter-poses, and finishing with the relaxation exercises. Depending on time limitations, cards can of course be omitted from each category. Regardless of time limitations, each session should always include warm-up sequences at the start, some balancing poses in the middle, and relaxation exercises at the end.
About the Authors
Elke Gulden is a dance teacher and state-certified gymnastics teacher. In her institute she offers advanced training in early musical education, creative children’s dance and children’s yoga. She has authored numberous book. This is the first to be translated into English. She lives in Stuttgart, Germany.
Gabriele Pohl is a pedagogue and child therapist with experience in experiential pedagogy, theater pedagogy and as a further educator. She works in the Kaspar Hauser Institute for Healing Pedagogy, Art & Psychotherapy. She lives in Mannheim, Germany.
Bettina Scheer, who studied elementary school education, provides further training for educators on developing senses and holistic early musical education. She lives in Saarland, Germany.