What happens when you combine Yoga with Kamishibai? You get a great and entertaining way to involve kids in yoga practice.
Yogashibai PRO are 21 cards with Yoga postures and texts with the correct way of doing them and their explanation for children. Some cards also include a story, children's adaptations of stories from the Buddhist tradition. Namaste!
The Yogashibai PRO uses the Kamishibai PRO Theater (BIG A3) as support to present a playful way to introduce kids to practicing yoga.
The Yogashibai PRO is made up of a series of story cards with illustrations of yoga poses. On the reverse, each story card includes an explanatory text about the correct way of executing the pose, as well as a text to explain the pose to the kids. Some story cards also include a tale. These tales, which are children versions of Buddhist traditional tales, facilitate a reflection on the main precepts of this oriental philosophy.
Yoga is a set of physical, mental, and spiritual practices derived from the Hindu tradition. The word “yoga” is a Sanskrit term that might be translated as “union”, and that refers to the union of the different parts of a person, or the union with the supreme being.
Yoga provides a series of methods and techniques aimed at improving general wellbeing, which contributes positively to health. The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of physical, mental, and social wellbeing, and not only the absence of afflictions or diseases”.
Practicing yoga regularly using the Yogashibai PRO brings kids multiple benefits and, of course, also to the adults that practice it with them:
The Yogashibai PRO contains 21 numbered story cards, divided in three levels of difficulty:
The tales included in some of the story cards can be read while the pose is executed. You can also take a short break to read the tale before moving on to the next pose. You may also choose a tale to read upon finalizing the session and carry out a reflexive activity around it, such as a debate or drawing.
The story card number 01, on which there is a mandala, exposes the main precepts of the yoga practicer’s philosophy.
|Number of story cards||21|
|Format||Kamishibai PRO story cards (BIG A3 -- 16.54 x 11.69 in)|
|Illustrator||José Manuel Córdoba|
|Typography||Lowercase print writing|
|Suggested age||Three levels of difficulty: 4-5 years, 5-6 years and 7-8 years.|
|Suitable from||4 years old|