There are many books written on various disciplines of yoga for adults, but very few books on yoga for kids. Om the Yoga Dog is a good initiative by Ira Trivedi to write such a book. Ira has wisely chosen dog and other animal characters to depict the yoga postures, which will grab the attention of young children.
The book is divided into 3 parts: Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation. It is very important to warm up the body before starting with yoga. Coming to Asanas, firstly, most of the asanas are inspired by animal postures and nature. Secondly, illustrations with the animal characters will kindle the interest of kids and motivate them.
The simple language and steps make it easy for children to follow. Starting from lying down position to sitting, then standing, these asanas give exercise to the full body in a systematic manner. Many exercises are particularly beneficial for the kids in their growing stages like the Tree pose, Stretching, Camel and Warrior pose, etc.
The part on asanas is followed by the section on Pranayama: breathing with awareness, inhaling and exhaling correctly. It energizes your body.