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This book in the Planet Girl series demystifies yoga and reveals how this ancient practice can be a key part of a modern-girl life. By bringing together body, mind and breath, yoga can help girls focus, de-stress and even avoid sports-related injury. All it takes is a patch of level ground, a few minutes and an open mind --- it's that easy.
Strike a Pose delivers yoga knowledge and know-how in a fresh way and steers clear of the fluff. The anatomically articulated illustrations clearly depict basic and more advanced poses, while the stay-open ring binding is perfect for hands-free posing. Girls can also pump up their practice with tips on mastering yogic flows, breathing exercises, meditation, mantras and more.
About the Author
Karen Birkemoe is a certified yoga instructor. Once a designer at Kids Can Press, she currently lives in Australia.
Heather Collett is a freelance artist who works in web design and also designs skateboard and snowboard graphics.
... a fabulous, comprehensive yoga guide ...—Canadian Children's Book News
[D]elivers yoga how-to with a fun, positive approach. The book uses colorful illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions to demonstrate asanas (yoga postures)...An added plus: The book's stay-open ring binding keeps it flat when open, allowing for hands-free posing.—Pittsburg Parent
Until now, most yoga books for kids have been written for adults who intend to teach young students. Strike a Pose fills a gap in the market, offering a succinct overview of yoga and a detailed how-to guide that girls 10 and older can follow on their own...The author has selected poses and breathing exercises that are safe for everyone, and she explains them in pleasingly clear detail. The illustrations show a good understanding of the alignment of poses and the direction of movement in them.—Quill & Quire
Tweens and teens will appreciate ... this clearly written guide to Hatha yoga ...—School Library Journal