Hands To Heart
Hands to Heart
Breathe and Bend with Animal Friends
illustrated by Flora Waycott
A yoga and mindfulness picture book that encourages young readers to breathe, slow down, and move into various gentle and playful poses as they ease into a practice of meditation.
With a gentle reminder for children to breathe and to connect their bodies, this beautifully illustrated picture book contains a sweet cast of animal friends to guide young readers from one yoga pose to the next. From reaching your hands up to the sky to stretching like a cat to pressing up like a cobra snake, each posture helps to control breathing, engage in the present moment, and ultimately lead towards calmness and peacefulness. The soothing, rhythmic text paired with illustrations that offer a lot of sweet humor make this book perfect for young readers ready to interact with yoga poses and practice mindfulness.
Alex Bauermeisteris a yoga therapist helping people find more authenticity, courage, and connection in their lives. She used to work from behind a desk to change policy and organizations - now she works from the mat to help people change themselves through yoga and mindfulness. Alex has a business degree and specializes in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and Kripalu Yoga, as well as leadership training in social justice and anti-racism work. She lives in Boston with her family. Flora Waycottis an illustrator from the South of England, currently based in Sydney, Australia. She works both digitally and traditionally, with her illustrations appearing on book covers, children's bedding and decor, stationery, greeting cards, coloring books and more. She is inspired by everyday objects - from the contents of her kitchen cupboard to travel and adventure in faraway places. Visit her online at florawaycott.com.