Om Child: I Am Well: Mind, Body, and Healthy Habits (Board book)
Yoga has many benefits as an ancient Indian mind-and-body practice, and it’s never too early to start your little one!
I Am Well introduces little yogis to the principles of Ayurveda—the holistic mind-and-body system developed millennia ago in India.
Each spread shares a healthful rule. These include: Exercise every day. Eat well. Sleep well . . . and others.
Like the other three books in the series, I Am Well includes Sandhya Prabhat's sweet, adorable, and diverse cast of children. This board book is great for little kids whose caretakers want them to learn about how to be healthy.
Om Child is a calm and colorful board book series that features kids from all backgrounds enjoying yoga. It teaches readers about mindfulness and philosophy, which is often overlooked in favor of teaching poses.
Lisa Edwards is a former children’s publisher who is now a freelance writer, editor, and Yoga teacher. Lisa trained and taught Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga at the prestigious Sampoorna Yoga school in Goa, India. Under the guidance of her teacher, Sudhir Rishi—a former Hindu monk—she has since undertaken further training in pranayama, meditation, and Yoga philosophy.
She splits her time between the UK and India, and is committed to bringing the spiritual ideas she has learned to a young audience, to encourage them to discover and celebrate the joy that lies inside every living being, including themselves.
Sandhya Prabhat is an animator and illustrator based in the Bay Area, California, and is from Chennai, India. She holds an MFA degree in Animation and Digital Arts from NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia, and a Bachelor's Degree in Literature from Stella Maris College. Sandhya has illustrated diverse books like A Saree for Ammi, Today I Am, and I Am Brown.
"This brightly colored board book serves as a primer for the very young on how to live a healthy yoga-inspired lifestyle."
— School Library Journal
“A child-friendly explanation of the ancient Indian medical system known as Ayurveda...an age appropriate and clear discussion of what mindfulness looks like in practice." — Kirkus Reviews