A soothing, lyrical story - walking children through relaxation techniques because even Superheroes need to rest!
Yogi Superhero is the third book in the fun-packed Yogi Superhero Series, keeping children healthy and rested. Each book can be read standalone. Creating better future, one child at the time.
Other Yogi Superhero stories:
★Award Winning Yogi Superhero Adventures in Nature - Forest
The perfect picture book for parents, carers, teachers and yoga teachers.
It teaches relaxation techniques, which helps to self-soothe and self-regulate in our crazy world. Easy to follow instructions are perfect for an evening or afternoon time to rest, helping with sleep issues - so common with neurodiverse children. Readers will learn techniques for relaxing the body and the mind. The book is based on the Yogi Superhero Programme for children, delivered for the last few years by Anna Smithers, which combines passion for yoga and creative teaching.
Regular relaxation can have positive impact on children's concentration, behaviour and general health and well-being (Margolis, 1990, https://stressfreekids.com/3837/reduce-anxiety-childs/). Good Childhood Report from 2019 states that almost a quarter of a million UK children are 'unhappy'. The report says the reasons why many children aren't happy relate to things like appearance, friendships and school. There is an enormous pressure at school and at home, which leads to stress, anxiety and mental health problems. These stress hormones suppress the immune response, however, relaxation allows the immune system to recover and so function better. Children who have practiced regular relaxation have been found to be happier, more positive and better listeners (Amon and Campbell, 2008).
Yogi Superhero Time to Rest Editorial Reviews:
Anna Smithers has beautifully crafted a magical journey into relaxation and body-mind awareness. This book is a must have for any parent, or professional, wanting to bring wonder and calm to young people.
Dr Lana Jackson (Clinical Psychologist & Yoga Therapist specialising in Child and Family Mental Health - www.drlanajackson.co.uk)
Anna Smithers beautifully expresses the positive benefits of Yoga Nidra for children in this captivating story of relaxation and connection.
Nicole Zimbler (Head Trainer and Founder of Yotism: Inspiring Harmony in Autism - www.yotism.com)
Yogi Superhero Time to Rest is a children’s educational/health and fitness picture book. How does a Yogi Superhero recharge and relax with so many things to do and so many adventures to be had? Caregivers who are familiar with relaxation techniques will appreciate how easily those techniques can be adapted for use with children. There are so many options for making use of this excellent introduction to relaxation for children. Yogi Superhero Time to Rest is a grand introduction to relaxation techniques that should be on every young yogi and caregiver’s bookshelf. It’s most highly recommended.
5-star review - Readers’ Favorite. Reviewed By Jack Magnus.
Anna Smithers is an award-winning author, fully qualified yoga teacher (500h yoga teacher training) and yoga therapist for children and young adults (350h yoga therapy for children training). She has also trained extensively in yoga for children and people with autism. She works closely with neurodiverse children. Anna holds two masters degrees; in Science and Business Management. She also completed the Science of Well Being Course at Yale. Her Yogi Superhero Adventures in Nature – Forest won a bronze medal in a children’s picture book category in Living Now US Awards 2020.