Series: SmartFun Activity Books
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Hunter House (November 18, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.4 x 8.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #338,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #48 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Fitness #75 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Exercise & Fitness > For Children
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Level: 4 and up
Helen Purperhart's introduction to yoga for teens provides an excellent overview of the positive impact yoga can have on young minds and bodies, whether in relieving stress and tension or in allowing teens a supportive space for self-exploration. With several introductory pages on the history of yoga and on the ways in which yoga can be introduced to teens, this title not only presents dozens of poses and exercises geared towards disparate skill levels and with different group sizes, but also offers a more rounded approach to yoga - yoga not only as physical strengthening and increasing flexibility, but yoga as a playful practice of aligning stability in mind and body.Nevertheless, the book never makes clear (either in its title, introductory information, or exercise segments) whether the title is aimed strictly at those who teach (or want to teach) yoga to teens or for the teens themselves. The introductory information provides a broader context to yoga, but this approach to yogic practice as a disciplining of body and mind is not extended throughout the text uniformly, making the text seem slightly disjointed. Furthermore, although the introduction acknowledges that when the illustrations seem misleading or require further explanation to rely on the textual descriptions, often the text does not provide as much information as might be required to safely move between positions or to move into or out of particular poses.Despite these problems, however, Purperhart's title provides a concise and informative guide.
Yoga shouldn't be dismissed as nonsense, as it has real physical benefits. "Yoga Exercises for Teens: Developing a Calmer Mind and a Stronger Body" pitches the exercise of yoga at teens to help them deal with the rocky and rough life they face. Stress reduction, weight loss, and overall fitness are all proven benefits one can gain through yoga, and "Yoga Exercises for Teens" is an ideal gift for the health conscious teenager.
We got this as a Christmas gift for our 11 year old and she loved it!
This book was a gift to a 14-yr old girl and the feedback was very positive. I told her to learn to rest her body AND mind. I have no regrets.
Yoga Exercises for Teens: Developing a Calmer Mind and a Stronger Body (SmartFun Activity Books) YOGA: The Essential Guide To Yoga For Beginners (Yogananda, Yoga Anatomy, Yoga Poses, Yoga Sutra, Yoga For Men, Yoga Journal) Yoga For Beginners: An Easy Yoga Guide To Relieve Stress, Lose Weight, And Heal Your Body (yoga, yoga for beginners, yoga for weight loss, yoga guide, chakras, meditation) Yoga for Beginners: Top 10 Essential Yoga Poses (Yoga Meditation, Yoga Workouts, Yoga Books, Yoga Sutras) 303 Preschooler-Approved Exercises and Active Games (SmartFun Activity Books) Yoga Games for Children: Fun and Fitness with Postures, Movements and Breath (SmartFun Activity Books) The Yoga Zoo Adventure: Animal Poses and Games for Little Kids (SmartFun Activity Books) Yoga for Kids: Safe Yoga Poses for Children ages 0-12: Starting Them Young: Children's Yoga Poses for Total Mind-Body Fitness (Yoga for Kds) Memory Exercises: Memory Exercises Unleashed: Top 12 Memory Exercises To Remember Work And Life In 24 Hours With The Definitive Memory Exercises Guide! (memory exercises, memory, brain training) Calmer, Easier, Happier Screen Time: A parent's guide to staying in charge of technology from toddlers to teens Yoga: Your Journey To Incredible Health, Weight Loss, and Ultimate Happiness (2nd Edition) (Yoga, Yoga for Beginners, Yoga Positions, Meditation, Mindfulness, Chakras, Mobility) Pilates and Bodyweight Exercises: 2-in-1 Fitness Box Set: Shred Fat, Look Great (Pilates Exercises, Bodyweight Exercises, Fitness Program, HIIT Program, ... Muscle Building, Lean Body, Total Fitness) BODY BUTTER: Homemade Body Butter Recipes - 30 DIY Body Butter Recipes For Softer, Healthier, And More Radiant Skin (Body Butter, Body Butter Recipes, natural remedies) Body Language: Body Language Training - Attract Women & Command Respect, by Mastering Your High Status Body Language (Body Language Attraction, Body Language ... Language Secrets, Nonverbal Communication) Yoga: Ultimate Yoga Mastery: 2-Books-in-1 (50+ Beginner and Advanced Poses Illustrated) (Yoga Healing, Stress Reduction and Mindfulness) Ramadan and Fasting Activity Book (Discover Islam Sticker Activity Books) Amazing Minecraft Math: Cool Math Activity Book for Minecrafters (Minecraft Activity Books) (Volume 1) Pilates Six Pack Exercise Bundle: Learn How to Exercise Correctly Today - Intro to Pilates - Beginner Six Pack Exercises (Ultimate Mind Body Fitness - Strengthen,Tone and Heal Your Body) Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises, and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby: Ayurveda and Yoga for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth