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PICTURE BOOK PICK OF THE WEEK


I AM YOGA by Susan Verde, art by Peter H. Reynolds; Abrams Books 2015


I LOVE this book. The jacket sums it up perfectly:
When I feel small in a world so big,
I calm my mind,
my body,
my breath.
I can create and imagine.
I am Yoga.






In I am Yoga, we follow a girl through her anxiety-ridden, over-scheduled world to a place of peace and acceptance. Through yoga and imagination she finds confidence and perspective.










At the back of the book, there’s an easy to follow guide to her poses. Here’s an example:


Star Pose (Utthita Tadasana): Stand with your feet wide apart. Stretch your arms out to either side. Breathe in deeply and twinkle and shine with every breath.


How beautiful is that?

And speaking of beautiful, Verde and Reynolds have done a beautiful job of showing how we can do or be anything if we pause to reconnect with nature and the world around us, if we open our hearts and our minds.








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kellyrfineman
Feb. 12th, 2016 10:37 pm (UTC)
Looks perfect!
angeladegroot
Feb. 19th, 2016 07:35 pm (UTC)
I ordered my own copy now that I have to return this one to the library. I'm planning on giving some of the poses from the back matter a try. I love trees. I am a tree. That feels so good.
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