Author: Mariam Gates
Reviewed by Chloe Fuksa, Putnam Six Bookstore
Did you make a resolution to take up yoga in the new year? Well your kiddos can join you too! Good Morning Yoga and Good Night Yoga are written by Mariam Gates and are each available as both board books and larger hardcover books.
Each book has over ten different yoga poses, and the instructions for them are very clear and easy to follow. In the morning, kids can reach high in the sky, as tall as a volcano, or they can bend their knees and lean forward, like a ski jumper about to take off. At night, they can spread their arms wide like a twinkling star, or bend to the side like a crescent moon. There is even a visualization page near the end of each book, inviting kids to set an intention in the morning for how they’d like their day to go, and letting go of anything troubling them before they sleep at night.
The illustrations for these books are simple and soft – and include plenty of cute animals too. If kids need an energizing sequence to help wake up in the morning or a relaxing sequence to help calm down at night, these books can help them become little yogis. Or frankly, perhaps you are an adult like me who needs very much to start at this basic level too! Regardless, whether they are to be enjoyed by kids or adults alike, these books are visually beautiful and could help kickstart a new routine in 2022.
Visit us in Sunset Plaza or call 580-297-5089 to get your copy of Good Morning Yoga and Good Night Yoga today!