Yoga Inspired Booklist

Yoga Inspired Booklist

Monique is with is today to complement her Yoga series with her favorite Yoga inspired children’s books…

As you have seen from my past Yoga posts, most of my inspiration for creating Yoga sequences for children comes from books.  I love bringing the stories to life in such a creative, active way.  This month, I thought I would share with you some books that have Yoga poses built right in.  They are perfect for introducing Yoga to children and for when you’d like to have your child practice some Yoga but aren’t sure where to begin.

You and your children will have fun as you read them together and stop to try each pose.  The poses are so well-illustrated that children can also look at the books independently and be able to try each one on their own.  You might like to keep a few of these books handy for those times that call for refocusing a little one’s energy…

Yoga Inspired Booklist

My Daddy is a Pretzel by Baron Baptiste – Introduces Yoga poses by relating them to familiar professions and activities

You Are a Lion by Taeeun Yoo – Children learn Yoga poses by pretending to be different animals

The Happiest Tree by Uma Krishnaswami – A young girl gains confidence and a better understanding of her body through the practice of Yoga and is able to remain calm as she takes on a new challenge

Stretch by Doreen Cronin – This book is not really about Yoga but is a fun one to read to encourage little ones to stretch and move

Like a Fish in Water by Isabelle Koch – Although more instructional, it contains lovely photos and easy to understand directions

I know that there are many other wonderful books that are helpful when introducing Yoga to children.  Do you have a favorite Yoga book for children that you’d like to share?



Monique Barker is an empowered mama, homeschooling superstar, and Early Intervention Specialist. Sharing her love of nature and healthy living keeps Monique creating rich learning experiences for students around the world. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Southern Maine and a Counseling Certification from the University of New England. When she’s not mothering her three lovelies, Monique enjoys hiking, getting crafty, long days at the beach, and quiet time with her husband and cat at their home in Maine. You can enjoy more of her work over at, Green Acorns.



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  1. I hope to make yoga part of our summer holiday routine. I hadn’t thought about starting off with stories though, I think they will like that!
    Thanks Monique!
    ~ joey ~

    1. Hi Joey, Thanks for taking the time to comment. I hope your kids do like some of the books and that Yoga becomes a fun practice for them! Let me know how it goes…

    1. Angela, thanks so much for your support! What wonderful resources your site offers too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Neat list I’ll have to check some of these out. I found only one book from our vendor at the store I work at; Babar Yoga for Elephants. It super cute I think I’m going to buy it for sure. I love the idea.

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