Ommie And The Magical Garden
Author and Illustrator: Sirkka Fisk
BUY – Ommie And The Magical Garden
Join Ommie in an adventure through a magical garden full of animals, in this playful introduction to yoga for younger children.
Yoga is an ancient practice that develops and maintains health and well-being. It promotes flexibility, coordination and strength as well as teaching relaxation and mental control.
Each beautifully styled page shows little Ommie imitating the pose of an animal which demonstrates the key shape of each yoga pose.
The garden is a magical place which is created through the initial relaxation pose and visualisation.
This helps children learn to calm the mind and settle the body before moving through the poses.
An instructional yoga-pose fold-out at the back of the book, can be used to understand how to do each asana with the accompanying breathing. We also discover how each pose is helpful.
Some are energising, some relaxing and others like the Alligator pose, can help calm the mind, releasing worry or anxiety.
As Ommie meets each creature she asks if it is their garden? “No not mine, i’m passing through too” each replies.
This simple storyline culminates in Ommie realisation that the garden is there for everyone. The theme of the universal journey and sharing this place together with respect for all living things brings the story to a gentle close.
This is a very special book which children will adore. The illustrations are colourful and graphically absorbing and the concepts throughout this book are life affirming and holistic.
The short Rainbow Meditation at the end of the story completes the experience and could compliment a restful Savasana, making space for peace and harmony to fill the soul.BUY – Ommie And The Magical Garden