38 Mindful Kids' Yoga Books

38 Mindful Kids' Yoga Books


Yoga Bunny

 A darling bunny understands all the benefits of yoga. It's time to set aside problems, practice poses, and breathe mindfully. One day he is on the lookout for some friends to join him, but no one is willing to do it. Lizard is exhausted, Fox has entirely too much to do, and Bird's hiccups won't go away. Will Bunny be able to convince his friends that yoga is the solution to their problems? An easy, sweet yoga story that will teach your children that they can benefit from yoga, too.

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Best Children's Yoga Books 

Om shanti shanti shanti. Young children can benefit tremendously from mindful relaxation techniques. All kids experience some degree of stress in their lives, so it's a great idea to give them tools to handle whatever they need to process. These yoga picture books teach both the poses and principals of yoga. Readers will learn about proper exercise, breathing, relaxation, diet, nutrition, positive thinking, and meditation. Integrating this practice, even if for just a few minutes every day, will improve the mental and physical health of kids from an early age.


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Kids Yoga Books for Kindergarten and Up

Children who are full of pent-up energy need a physical outlet to release it all. This is especially true when little ones are making the adjustment to longer school days with fewer hours to play outdoors. Many times this excess energy can manifest into poor behavior in the classroom, at the dinner table, or any other place where they are required to sit still. Giving your kids some tools to manage their behavior and develop better self-control is essential in their development. Here are some books that walk them through meditation, stretches, and poses to help them on their journey.


Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story

Coax your child into peaceful slumber by introducing yoga into your bedtime routine. As the outside world settles in for a night of rest, children are guided through a series of soothing poses that will calm their bodies and minds. References to nature, like Cloud Gathering and Sun Breath, are incorporated into this gentle nighttime yoga practice.



My First Yoga ABC

A colorful, sturdy board book that teaches toddlers the ABCs alongside yoga poses. Each page has a bold, block letter of the alphabet with a corresponding pose, like airplane pose for A. Looking for a fun gift for little yogi? Pair this adorable book with a yoga mat for kids. 



Dinosaur Yoga

 A group of dinosaurs work through their frustrations and sad feeling by practicing yoga. Triceratops, Pterodactyl, T-Rex and other dinosaurs bend, stretch and breathe through their yoga series. Playfully illstrations in rich, bold colors keep the attentention of even the youngest yogis. Kids will love the bonus glossary of dinosaurs and yoga terms in the back of the book.



Unicorn Yoga

 A unicorn leads a yoga class of students eager to learn all the different poses. Kids will love learning this mind body exercise with the most mystical teacher ever. This simple, easy-to-follow yoga book is packed with valuable information in the back. Here kids can read more in-depth material about yoga and how to incorporate the practice into their everyday lives.



Yoga Adventure!

This musical yoga book includes a fun audio component that will get kids moving and singing. Readers will travel to all seven continents and learn various yoga poses along the way. A diverse group of characters pose along with animals native to each place. In addition to a step-by-step yoga guide, this helpful book also includes a world map and fun facts about all the animals that appear throughout.


 The Grateful Giraffe: A Kids Yoga Feelings Book

An award-winning yoga book with an emphasis on helping young ones communicate how they feel. Six children from various countries take readers on a journey around the world. With each stop, kids learn how to relate their emotions with animals. For instance, they meet up with a caring koala, a curious cat, and a cranky crocodile. Little readers also learn a variety of yoga poses that will get them moving and in touch with their feelings.



Yoga for Kids: Simple First Steps in Yoga and Mindfulness 

An extremely comprehensive yoga guide for teaching kids how to safely practice more than fifty poses. This holistic book incorporates both the physical and mental aspects of the practice and includes plenty of tips and guidance. Kids will learn how to properly stretch and all about how each pose benefits them physically. The directions are easy enough to follow for children who want to do yoga sessions independently.





Zoo Zen: A Yoga Story for Kids

This yoga picture book teaches kids a variety of poses during a trip to the zoo. A little girl named Lyla shows readers how to slither like a snake, hop like a frog, and roar like a lion. Before long, she has completed a series of ten different poses as they relate to all the animals. Written in bouncy rhyme, this fun story does a solid job introducing young children to yoga.




Yawning Yoga

Written by a yoga specialist for children, this is a highly recommended guide for young ones who are ready to learn all about the practice. Soothing poems walk children step-by-step through a variety of yoga poses. The illustrations capture both the mental and physical essence of this practice. A thoughtful gift book that is both practical and beautiful, perfect for all budding yogis.




Peppa Loves Yoga

Peppa and George are in for a big surprise! A special visitor, Miss Rabbit, is going to teach their playgroup how to do yoga. Together they learn and practice all their poses. And much to their parents' surprise, the children are very calm when they arrive to pick them up. This adorable yoga book for kids comes with trading cards with pictures of all the poses on each one.



Rachel's Day in the Garden: A Kids Yoga Spring Colors Book

This award-winning children's yoga book follows a little girl as she explores nature in her garden. Rachel moves in rhythm with the springtime by buzzing like a bee, crawling like a caterpillar, and flutting like a butterfly. She enjoys healthy movement as she discovers all the beautiful colors around her. This lovely book includes a guide of yoga poses at the very end.



Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story

A positively wonderful way for young children to start their day is through healthy movement. This whimsical yoga book for preschoolers takes them on an adventure that involves crossing bridges and jumping like a skier. The very last page is a beautiful spread of all the different yoga poses for children to practice.



A Friend for Yoga Bunny

Yoga Bunny completely subscribes to all of the wonderful benefits of practicing yoga. He begins each and every morning by working through a variety of poses. One day Yoga Bunny spies a very nervous bear furtively watching him. When he learns that the bear is especially anxious about an upcoming birthday party, Yoga Bunny invites him to join him the next day for a yoga session. Along with some other forest friends, the two practice breathing, meditation, and yoga stretches. When the session is over, the bear is calm and ready to embrace the guests at his party. The last several pages include a series of yoga exercises just right for little ones.

Downward Mule

A touching book about yoga and friendship for little readers. Sam is a mule who needs a boost of confidence. He sometimes feels unsure of himself mostly due to being teased by others. When he begins to practice yoga, Sam starts to feel a bit better about himself. After a short while, the other animals in the barn join in on the fun. Suddenly the not-so-cool mule is pretty interesting after all.  This book is a gentle reminder for children to find their calling and stay true to themselves. 




Let's Make Yoga Magic

An enchanting yoga board book featuring 13 different poses. Kids will love the interactive elements, like turning wheels and pulling tabs, to make the sun rise and boat float over and under the little yogis. The illustrations are perfectly whimsical, colorful, and adorable.


Bee Calm: The Buzz on Yoga

 Bentley the Bee buzzes busily around, not unlike many active kids with hectic schedules. One day he notices something curious happening in the garden. The bunny, bird, and other friends are moving through a series of unusual positions. Eager to learn more, Bentley joins these critters as they walk him through a variety of poses like Airplane, Cobra, Chair, and Mountain. Kids will love following along Bentley' yoga journey and may even practice the poses with him. This yoga introduction book for kids provides a visual guide and instruction material for parents and caregivers.



The ABCs of Yoga for Kids

This charming yoga instructional book features over 50 different poses. Each one represents a different letter of the alphabet. Catchy little poems on each page describe the movement and flow of the pose. The illustrations feature adorable children practicing yoga in a variety of settings. This encouraging yoga book promotes all of the health benefits like improved strength, flexibility, and coordination. Appropriate kids as young as toddlers to learn how to incorporate yoga into their daily lives.



You Are a Lion!:  And Other Fun Yoga Poses

Yoga is an effective way for children to calm down, release stress, and ease anxious feelings. This imaginative book taps into the psyche of children by comparing yoga poses to a variety of animals. For instance, children are encouraged to roar like a lion, hiss like a snake, flutter like a butterfly, and more. The lyrical text is enhanced by whimsical illustrations of kids posing next to the animals they are mimicking. 

Yoga Tots: Calm Bunny

 A sturdy yoga book for toddlers shows various animals in poses. This darling book makes a fantastic first pose--by-pose guide for little ones ready to try it on their own. Whimsical pictures show animals going through a series, while simple text encourages little ones to wiggle like a snake and kneel like a bunny.


Peaceful Piggy Yoga

This cute little book introduces yoga as a practice that every person can enjoy. Movie stars, football players, ballerinas, and even moms and dads benefit from all the healthy stretches and movement. Darling piggies walk youngsters through a variety of poses in this charming picture book. The illustrations are soothing and silly all at once. Readers will realize that they, too, can do all the poses demonstrated by the pigs.




I Am Yoga

A little girl feels overwhelmed and very small in a big world. So she turns to yoga to lift her spirits. With each pose, she uses her imagination to morph into something else and travel to a faraway place. She turns into a camel in the desert, a boat sailing in the ocean, and an eagle flying high above the clouds. Her body strengthens along with her mind in this holistic children's books about yoga.



Strong as a Mountain: My First Yoga Book

Photographs of young children in a variety of yoga poses fill the pages of this sturdy board book. Some of them include Happy Baby pose, Tree pose, Cobra pose and more. Short, rhyming verse encourages toddlers to try all the poses and feel the strength of their bodies as they move through the series. A fantastic beginner yoga book for little ones.



The Happiest Tree: A Yoga Story

A little girl, Meena, learns an important lesson when she doesn't land a desired part in the school play. When Meena learns that she is going to be a tree, she struggles to handle her disappointment and wonders if she will even be able to stand still. Then one day when she is out and about with her aunt, she spots a yoga class in session. Intrigued by what she sees, Meena joins the group. She works on her mindfulness and along with her physical self-control. An inspirational story that teaches little some valuable ways yoga can help them cope.




Llamaste & Friends: Being Kind Through Yoga

Quite an adorable little book for little yogis who want to practice along with some furry friends. Llama is a kind-hearted yoga instructor who walks each of her animals through poses. Each of them is struggling with a problem, so Llama shows them how yoga can help. Toddlers are encouraged to show empathy and get in touch with their own emotions in this cute yoga board book.



Dinos Don't Do Yoga

 Rex is the leader of a rough and tough group of dinosaurs that spend most of their time feuding. This lifestyle suits these dinos just fine until one day a yogasaurus named Sam moves into town. Sam wears funny clothes, chants quite a bit, and prefers posing peacefully instead of fighting. An inspiring book for children about acceptance, friendship, and being true to yourself.



Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children

 An excellent resource for parents and teachers, this book was compiled by a renown yoga and mindfulness expert. A most comprehensive guide contains over 100 pages yoga coloring sheets, activities, instruction and other tools to handle stress. Each of five elements- Connect, Breathe, Focus, Relax, and Move- is emphasized throughout this yoga book about both physical and mental wellbeing.




Yummy Yoga: Playful Poses and Tasty Treats

Practicing yoga is a transformative, holistic experience. Maintaining a healthy diet is part of this lifestyle that emphasizes both physical strength and mental balance. In this creative yoga book by a professional nutritionist, photographs feature a diverse group of kids doing yoga poses. Alongside them pictures of creatively arranged fruits and vegetables in the same exact positions. Underneath the gatefolds are delicious recipes incorporating all the nutrient-rich foods featured in the book.




Yoga for Little Kids: Simple Poses to Encourage Calm & Well-Being

This is perhaps one of the best, most useful guides for young children who want to learn a variety of yoga poses. Every page provides a kid-friendly description for getting into each position along with adorable illustrations. Kids will learn a variety of sequences, like transitioning from butterfly to caterpillar. They will also practice balance, mindfulness, and strength with each different pose. Highly recommended for families who want to incorporate yoga into their little ones' daily routine.


I Yoga You

A wonderful way to express love for your children is by actively engaging in yoga together throughout the day! This cute board book features a parent and child incorporating yoga into their daily routine, from sunrise to sunset. A sweet and simple rhyme coupled with pictures of little tots doing yoga poses will teach your child how to do these movements, too.


Dino Yoga

Four very colorful and remarkably flexible dinosaurs demonstrate a variety of yoga positions. The illustrations are accompanied by easy-to-understand instructions on foot and arm placement, how to arch and stretch, and breathing exercises. Along with each movement, readers are provided with helpful tips on handling stress, remaining calm, controlling emotions, and learning how to relax.


Rocket Ship Yoga

Kids will blast off into a yoga-sphere of stretching, balancing, and posing in this exciting adventure. Luminescent pictures of stars, planets, and rocket ships capture the feel of an outer space adventure. Kids will learn how to control their mind, body, and emotions through the breathing exercises. The rocket ship theme adds a fun effect for little yogis with big imaginations. A top-seller in children's fitness and space book categories.


Halloween Yoga

 There is no better time of year to introduce yoga than Halloween. With all the excitement in the air and sugar in abundance, little ones can benefit from some quiet meditation and purposeful stretching. In this darling story, a little mouse and cat work through all of their yoga poses while getting reading to go trick-or-treating. This may be the perfect way for your own children to settle in to a calmer Halloween experience themselves.

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Baby Yoga Books for Budding Yogis

Baby yoga classes are popping up all over the place. Newborns as young as 3 months old can benefit both physically and psychologically from the touch and movement of taking a class with a caregiver. By incorporating music and touch into the practice, babies develop a strong connection with the parent in a soothing, calming environment. This sensory experience is critical in the healthy, holistic development of the baby. You can mimic the experience of a class in the comfort of your own home, too! Here are some of excellent selections to supplement all of the movement and sensory stimulation you provide in your own little class.


Yoga Baby

Know a yogi who is pregnant or a brand new parent? Pair this board book with a baby yoga onesie for a thoughtful baby gift. An adorable cherub mimics her mother as she practices yoga all throughout the day. While practicing poses, the baby and her mama the connect with love and laughter.




My First Yoga

An engaging board book for young toddlers ready to learn some yoga poses. The photographs feature a diverse group of young children demonstrating their moves. A variety of poses are covered, like downward dog, sleepy sloth, and cat stretch. This book is a good starting place for toddlers who want to learn this practice. 



Yoga Bear: Simple Poses for Little Ones

 A colorful board book for babies and toddlers ready to learn some yoga poses. A little boy works through a series alonside his friends Bear, Crocodile, Sloth, Monkey and Tiger. Consider giving this cheerful yoga book along with a little mat for a budding yogi's birthday or other special occasion!




Baby Loves Yoga: An ABC of First Poses

A fantastic introduction to basic yoga poses perfect for toddlers. Each page features a letter of the alphabet and corresponding pose. For example,  C is for Cat Pose and D is for Downward Dog. The illustrations show sweet little kids demonstrating each of them in various outdoor places.




Yoga Bug: Simple Poses for Little Ones

A darling little book that encourage babies to flutter like butterflies, wiggle like beetles, and twist like grasshoppers. Tiny tots practicing mindfulness and moving their bodies like bugs is just the right way to show your own readers how its done.


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Yoga Books for Preschoolers: Meditation, Breathing, and Positions

As soon as preschoolers are able to follow simple instructions, they are yoga ready.  Even  young toddlers can benefit from improving their coordination, strength, flexibility and aerobic capacity. If you set just a few minutes aside each day to practice yoga with your child, you can enjoy the added benefit of spending quality time together. Reading stories is a wonderful way to introduce the basic poses and get little kids motivated to start practicing themselves! Add in a few breathing exercises and some moments for meditation to enhance the entire experience.


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Yoga Mats and Accessories for Children

One of the best things about yoga is that it can be done just about anywhere without a lot of expensive equipment. A flat surface, comfortable clothing, and a mat are the only things necessary to work through a series of yoga poses. But if you are so inclined to add a little fun to your child's yoga routine, here are some gift ideas to get you started.


Kids Yoga Mat

 This colorful yoga mat, suitable for kids ages 5-9, comes with a lot of perks. There is a helpful poster with examples of yoga poses to get kids started on their journey. Also, this purchase gives children access to numerous yoga videos and an app that provides detailed yoga instruction. Bring the benefits of a yoga class into a child's home with this all-in-one gift for budding yogis.


Breathing Exercise Cards for Kids

 More than 30 breathing techniques are presented on these sturdy cards. The realistic illustrations guide children through each of the breathing exercises. There are so many valuable ways these cards can improve a child's physical and mental wellbeing. For example, they can be used to reduce anxiety, improve focus, and calm children down before bedtime.

Yoga Wooden Balance Board

 A high-quality curvy board is an excellent tool to help children work on balance and posture.  Kids will develop better coordination and control by practicing on this balance board. It is durable, supports up to 400 pounds, and can be used both indoors and outdoors. This versatile piece of equipment can also be put to use in other fun ways, like ramps and bridges for toy vehicles, goals for little soccer games, and many other things.

Yoga Mats in Lots of Prints and Colors

 This is just one example of the many adorable yoga mats designs. Choose from sharks, birds, dinosaurs, unicorns, and more! These well-made mats have a textured, slightly sticky surface to prevent slipping. There is a style for every little yoga beginner to make all of their poses even more enjoyable and fun.


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 Why Yoga is Beneficial for Children

Kids can reap the rewards from practicing yoga just like adults. It's a practice that can be incorporated into a child's day without interfering with the many other commitments, like school, sports practices or music lesson. Just like eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep, practicing yoga is an excellent way for a child to maintain good mental and physical health.

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  • Children need tools to handle their stress. Just like their parents, kids are carrying quite a bit of stress on their shoulders. Many times they are not able to articulate what is bothering them, so the symptoms of stress show up in their behavior and temperament. The cause  may seem insignificant in comparison to the burden adults are carrying, but it is very real and difficult for little ones to handle. Yoga is an effective way for children of all ages to release the physical symptoms of stress through breathing and stretching. Like the characters in kids's books about anxiety children who feel constantly worried can benefit tremendously by practicing yoga.
  • Research points to improvements in children with ADHD who practice yoga. Kids who struggle with impulsivity, inattentiveness and hyperactivity can benefit from daily yoga practice. Physical exercise alone helps with these symptoms, but when the meditative and breathing components are added, the results are even more impressive. Teachers, therapists, parents, and researchers have all reported the benefits. 
  • Yoga improves physical strength and flexibility in children. All kids, no matter how athletic or inactive, will experience positive physical changes by practicing yoga. Children become much more aware of muscles they never knew existed, and learn how to challenge each of their muscle groups in new ways. 
  • Focus and concentration are at the core of this practice. Children learn how to train their minds to hone in on their poses. They develop a laser focus on their yoga stretches, and block out all other noise, thoughts, and stressors. This ability to concentrate carries over into school and other endeavors. Some studies have reported an improvement in grades amongst students who do yoga.
  • Yoga is a practice children can carry into adulthood. Many organized athletic and exercise programs come to an end for kids at some point during their school-age years. Youth sports provide so many health benefits. But the majority of these activities end when kids graduate from high school, and oftentimes even sooner. The beauty of yoga is that kids can do it for the rest of their lives. As their bodies change and age, they can adjust their movements according to their ability and comfort.
  • There is no pressure to compete with yoga. In a world where young children feel the need to outperform others to make the cut for a sports team, the pressure can feel overwhelming. Kids are escorted to excessively long practices, private lessons, and extra coaching sessions all in an effort to get ahead. With yoga, there is zero competition. In a roomful of people, there will always be a diverse range of ability in terms of flexibility and fluidity. However, the only thing that matters is how much each individual is benefitting both physically and mentally from the session.

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Reading Kids' Yoga Books Has Lifetime Benefits

Yoga is a skill that young children can hone and fine tune for the rest of their lives. It is a holistic practice that encompasses mind, spirit, and body with  benefits that carry over into every facet of a person's existence. Yoga for toddlers may focus on some very fundamental and basic concepts, like balance and quiet time. As children mature, their yoga practice grows right along with them. Body awareness, breathing, and mindfulness are introduced in a deeper manner. Inevitably, new stressors enter a child's life, like a fight with a friend or a challenging homework assignment. Yoga is the perfect therapy to help children channel their worries and anxiety into productive movement. Giving children this tool at an early age will provide enormous returns for years to come.

But, unlike a dose of medicine that can provide a quick fix, yoga needs to become part of a child's lifestyle in order to reap the rewards. Ideally, kids should practice yoga multiple times a week, if not daily. This may sound like a daunting task for children with busy schedules, but in reality it can be worked into a routine that does not consume much time or space. A mat, some soothing music, and some guided movement by a parent or caregiver is all that is required.

One of the best ways to incorporate this routine at home is by reading books about this form of exercise and meditation. These stories reinforce all the good things about moving, stretching, breathing, and meditation. Kids will love learning about how these characters work through conflict, get healthy, release stress, and feel good all through a series of yoga movements. In fact, many of these books actually serve as guides with actual poses that kids can follow as they read along. Soon enough, kids will be able to practice on their own and will become master yogis in the near future.

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