I am Yoga Activities for School Counseling

Yoga is such a powerful coping strategy and mindfulness tool for children to use to build body awareness and promote concentration. When I found the book, I Am Yoga by Susan Verde, I knew I had to have it! This book uses powerful imagery and affirmations to help students understand how yoga can empower them and calm the world around them. If you don’t have this book yet, you’re going to want to get it! Keep reading to find I Am Yoga activities to use in your classroom guidance lessons or small groups.

I am Yoga is an amazing book to help students understand how yoga and mindfulness can calm the world around them when things feel out of control. Use this book and I am Yoga activities in classroom guidance lessons or small group counseling to teach mindfulness strategies!

I am Yoga Activities

I Am Yoga is a great book to introduce mindfulness to your students. The main character begins by describing the world as spinning too fast and describes herself as not fitting in. However, she uses yoga to calm her mind, slow the spinning, and remind herself that she fits just fine. Read the book with your students and discuss what it means to be mindful. Then, practice the yoga poses.

Practice Yoga

The main character practices 16 poses in the book, and the author’s notes in the back provide detailed instructions on each pose. If you have a means of overhead projection, show the poses on your projector, SmartBoard, or document camera and use the instructions in the author’s notes to guide students through the correct positions. If you need yoga posters to show the students, download a set to accompany some of the poses in this book in my free resource library. Use calming music or nature sounds to create a calm atmosphere and circulate to help your students do the poses correctly.

I am Yoga Art Activity

In the book, each pose is accompanied by affirmations and visualizations of world locations. Using card stock paper and pens, have your students draw themselves in the yoga pose that was most empowering for them. Add details of a visualization around the image. Then, use watercolors to paint the images. Have your students write their own affirmations under their images. They can keep these affirmations or you can create a beautiful display of all of them.

I am Yoga is an amazing book to help students understand how yoga and mindfulness can calm the world around them when things feel out of control. Use this book and I am Yoga activities in classroom guidance lessons or small group counseling to teach mindfulness strategies!

Do you have this book yet? How are you using it with your students? Let me know in the comments! If you don’t have it yet, check it out with this link: I Am Yoga

(this is an affiliate link. This means that if you click the link and make a purchase, I do receive a small commission. I am not being paid to promote this book, and I’ll never share anything that I don’t really love!)

If you love doing yoga with your students, create lap books with calming poses for students to keep and reference at home. Be sure to check out these other books that I love for school counseling!

What other books do you want to see featured on the blog? Let me know in the comments section!

Happy Counseling! -Counselor Keri

I am Yoga is an amazing book to help students understand how yoga and mindfulness can calm the world around them when things feel out of control. Use this book and I am Yoga activities in classroom guidance lessons or small group counseling to teach mindfulness strategies!

I am Yoga is an amazing book to help students understand how yoga and mindfulness can calm the world around them when things feel out of control. Use this book and I am Yoga activities in classroom guidance lessons or small group counseling to teach mindfulness strategies!

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