A must-have book for aspiring yoga teachers - especially those who want to teach yoga to children. Rajiv and Swati Chanchani- disciples of BKS Iyengar have thoughtfully unfolded the magic of teaching yoga to all school children from small to teenagers. They also explain how to subtly introduce the philosophy of yoga to young minds through mythological stories from India. They unfold the secret of teaching yoga poses to children dynamically while making connections to their world through nature.
The bonus features of the book are the chapters by Dr Geeta Iyengar. She endorsed that children’s yoga program must be dynamic. And for that to happen, the teacher has to be very proficient in her practice and observe the students. She also insists on not limiting the poses to easily attainable ones. As children get distracted and bored quickly, they have to be kept curious and attentive. And they are not afraid to take risks. At the same time, they have a natural self guarding intelligence present in them. So they don’t get injured very quickly, as they will not do anything to hurt them. And so, the yoga teacher should take advantage of this tremendous strength to introduce challenging yoga poses.
“Asanas are not merely physical movements. They have a far-reaching impact on a growing child.” Shubhada on GoodReads.Com
Swati and Rajiv Chanchani founded the Yog-Ganga Centre for Yoga Studies in June 1988 under the guidance of Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar.
The Yog-Ganga Centre was initially based in Mussoorie, which is in the lower Himalayas. In 2002 the centre was shifted to a quiet, forested locality of neighbouring Dehradun.
The directors of the Yog-Ganga Centre also conduct Yoga courses at other venues in India and overseas.