I Love Yoga: A Guide For Kids and Teens

I Love Yoga: A Guide For Kids and Teens

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by Ellen Schwartz, Ben Hodson
     
 

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Selected for inclusion in the Best Books for the Teen Age 2004 List by the New York Public Library.

Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years, but its surge in popularity among young people is new. I Love Yoga is not a how-to book. It is the book for those who are already hooked, as well as for those who are just curious about this ancient

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Selected for inclusion in the Best Books for the Teen Age 2004 List by the New York Public Library.

Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years, but its surge in popularity among young people is new. I Love Yoga is not a how-to book. It is the book for those who are already hooked, as well as for those who are just curious about this ancient activity.

Ellen Schwartz – author of I’m a Vegetarian presents the history of yoga, different styles, yoga benefits, concerns, cautions, misconceptions, equipment, and basic postures. There is information for those with physical disabilities and tips on yoga as part of a lifestyle – even for those who do not use the poses – especially to de-stress. Fascinating information is offered in a teen-friendly format.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
I Love Yoga appetizingly presents a veritable feast guaranteed to satisfy the hunger of curiosity… Stylistically, teen and pre-teen alike will relish the author’s relaxed, conversational tone… I Love Yoga fills that special marketing niche inhabited by ‘tweens and teens’… [It is] a well-conceptualized, comprehensive menu of yoga basics that makes for pleasant recreational reading. Highly Recommended.”
CM Magazine

“Ellen Schwartz touches on the new popularity of yoga… This is…an upbeat introduction to yoga, well designed to spark the interest of kids and teens.”
Quill & Quire
KLIATT
Yoga is getting more and more popular—and YAs of both genders are understanding how helpful the practice can be in their lives. Yoga is an activity that helps athletes with strength, flexibility and focus. Yoga can help those who aren't comfortable with their own bodies. Yoga can help angry, tense people relax and control their impulses. Yoga is not a religion; it complements all religions. The author explains the various forms of yoga and gives a brief history of this 5000-year-old practice. Then Schwartz turns to specific poses (illustrated), with carefully described steps. She suggests daily (or regular) routines that incorporate various relaxation techniques and yoga poses. It is possible to practice yoga alone, but many also seek out classes. Some physical education programs now incorporate yoga as part of their curriculum. This is an excellent description of the basics. The instructions are clear and many questions are answered (in q&a sections of the book). Since breathing techniques and awareness are essential in the practice of yoga, Schwartz covers this aspect thoroughly. She also suggests simple meditation techniques that would be helpful to anyone, whether combined with yoga practice or on their own. KLIATT Codes: JS*—Exceptional book, recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2003, Tundra Books, 122p. illus. bibliog.,
— Claire Rosser
VOYA
Schwartz does a good job of covering all aspects of yoga. The descriptions and steps on how to do the poses are clear and easily understandable. It's nice that after each pose, it says how it's good for you and often lists discomforts you might have and ways to ease them. The extras, such as word definitions and quotes from teens and celebrities, make it more interesting. This book is a great way to start yoga that everyone can relate to. Glossary. Index. Illus. Further Reading. VOYA Codes: 4Q 4P M J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2003, Tundra, 96p,
— Kristen Moreland, Teen Reviewer
School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up-A useful introduction. As the author points out in the first chapter, yoga can help teens deal with mood swings, do better in school, enhance sports performance, and "stay calm when your parents are bugging you!" The chapters on breathing, exercises, and relaxation techniques (meditation included) are all well done, as is the main chapter on the poses/asanas. The author gives a clear explanation of the six distinct types of yoga and the different styles, the main type of yoga practiced in the West, and the one that this book focuses on. One chapter includes quotes from teens about the benefits they have experienced from yoga. Step-by-step instructions with illustrations on how to do 18 basic poses are included. The chapter "Adapting Yoga for You" gives modifications of techniques for people of different abilities, including those who are disabled. Black-and-white drawings show the poses being described. A helpful glossary with pronunciation guides is welcome as is an index to the asanas. This title is much more in-depth and informative than Stefanie Iris Weiss's Everything You Need to Know about Yoga: An Introduction for Teens (Rosen, 1999).-Diane Olivo-Posner, Long Beach Public Library, CA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887765988
Publisher:
Tundra
Publication date:
05/20/2003
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 8.99(h) x 1.83(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

Meet the Author

Ellen Schwartz lives with her family in Burnaby, British Columbia. She is the author of I’m a Vegetarian, a non-fiction book for teens, and numerous works of fiction. She is best known for her award-winning Starshine series.

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I Love Yoga: A Guide For Kids and Teens 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I woulld luv to try yoga bt hav a fillin my leg jut break of if l even begin :))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LUV YOGA! THIS IS AN AWESOME BK!! I WUD TOTES RECOM THIS BK 2 ANY 1 WHO LUVS YOGA 2!!!!!
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