When I was pregnant, my son wasn't even born yet but he already wouldn't let me sleep since all he would do at night was kick. Once he was born, he seemed to be confused as to when it was time to go to sleep & when it was time to be awake. He's 3 years old now (almost 4) and he still has trouble sleeping! So when I heard of "Yawning Yoga", I jumped on the chance to see if it worked!
I was a little worried if he would stay still enough to actually do the Yoga but my son loves his books – just like his momma lol so he was actually really interested & was trying his best to do the poses. He kept wanting to look at the back of the book to see if he was doing it like the kids in the back of the book.
Once we were done, he didn't look that sleepy but I put him to bed with his milk to drink and he fell asleep! It usually takes like half an hour to an hour (sometimes even more) from when I put him to bed for him to go to sleep. I am very happy with this book – the rhymes & illustrations are too cute & it has definitely become a part of our nightly routine. 🙂
The author, New York-based yoga instructor Laurie Jordan is the creator of Little Sprouts Yoga for Kids and the Director of Kids Programming at Kaia Yoga. She shares her expertise on all things kids yoga as a contributing writer for Elephant Journal. She has a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work and is a certified yoga instructor for children and adults.
Laurie created this bedtime book based on her successful bedtime yoga series, Yawning Yoga. She developed her unique "Yawning Yoga" sequence while working as a school social worker in an effort to help over-stimulated, over-stressed children enjoy a good night's sleep and ultimately, greater school success. The combination of yoga and social work has given Laurie a unique expertise that provides insight and special solutions to growing children and families.
Kids of all ages (and whole families, too!) have been stretching and twisting and breathing their way into dreamland ever since.
Want to learn more about Yawning Yoga? Be sure to check out the website or check them out on Facebook & Twitter. Today would be the PERFECT day to buy your own copy of the book because there's a President's Day Sale (TODAY 2/20/12 ONLY) and the book is only $9.95! Or if you want, you can enter to win your very own copy below! 😀
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Disclosure: I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions expressed are MY own.