The best way to teach yoga to children is with games. With 52 vibrant, easy-to-follow yoga games requiring no previous yoga experience, this book will enable you to help children become better listeners, take responsibility, gain self-control, improve behaviour, become assertive and improve self-esteem and confidence.
Within these pages Michael Chissick has distilled nearly twenty years' experience of teaching yoga to children aged 3-11 in mainstream and special needs schools. He explains the ideal yoga lesson structure to transform your children's behaviour: you will learn which games to teach, when to teach them and how to teach them, and how the additional benefits of improved co-ordination, flexibility, fitness, self-calming and relaxation can be accessible to all children regardless of impairment, need, culture, shape, mood or size.
Michael Chissick has been teaching yoga to children in primary mainstream and special needs schools as part of the curriculum since 1999. He is a leading specialist in teaching yoga to children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and continues to train and mentor students who want to teach yoga to children. Michael is the author of Frog's Breathtaking Speech, Ladybird's Remarkable Relaxation, and Seahorse's Magical sun Sequences, all published by Singing Dragon. Find out more at www.yogaatschool.org.uk.
Introduction. 1. Who This Book is For?. 2. Who This Book is Not For?. 3. The Heart of This Book. 4. Structure of the Lesson. 5. Using a Visual Timetable. 6. Aims, Objectives and Outcomes. 7. The Games. 8. Beginning Games. 9. Children's Yoga Sequences. 10. Sequence Games. 11. Development Games. 12. Calming Games. 13. Relaxation. 14. Nursery Games. 15. Games by Lesson Stage. 16. Games by Age. 17. Games by Qualities. 18. Games by Skills. 19. Resources.