What are the beneﬁts?
We’re not the only ones who think yoga for kids is a good idea. In schools, where yoga is already part of the daily curriculum, teachers have observed that children are able to concentrate better and experience less stress.
Yoga helps to:
- promote physical strength and enhances ﬂexibility
- reﬁne balance and improve co-ordination
- improve focus and concentration
- boost self-esteem and conﬁdence
- strengthen the mind/body connection
- equip children with tools for a more balanced life
The common thread in all our stories is the lead character Ommie, who takes children on adventures which are all based on mindfulness principles, as well as respect for others and our environment. We found that children responded better to a ‘character’ helping them with the yoga postures and telling them the story.
We passionately believe that the combination of simple yoga movements with imaginative kids yoga stories can help to improve their physical and emotional wellbeing.
We want children to spend time with Ommie so that they can enjoy magical stories and be active at the same time, enjoying all the beneﬁts of yoga in a simple, fun and interactive way. That’s why we’ve launched our ﬁrst kids yoga book Ommie and the Magical Garden and then Ommie’s Journey into Calm.
Our intention is to introduce simple-to-follow yoga to children. Kids yoga shouldn’t be difficult to do and via fun kids yoga books, children can learn to make yoga a part of a daily routine and start to experience the benefits of yoga for themselves.
As well as to teach new yoga postures, the aim of each story is to help kids understand happiness doesn’t have to be “purchased”, it can come from within and by simply enjoying the world around them.
To make yoga fun. To make yoga relevant to children. To be an ethical business. To help less fortunate children.