Napa Bookmine at Oxbow hosts this book signing with Marian Gates, whose book Meditate with Me is an accessible and fun guide to meditation and mindfulness and the perfect introduction for young children.
Meditation does a body good, and can even help kids as young as four or five. This practical guide is gentle, clear, and a pleasure to use. Kids will learn how to focus on their breath, on the sensations in their body, and on the sounds around them to help them relax, settle their busy minds, and understand their emotions. Illustrated with cheerful drawings of five animal friends, the book offers step-by-step directions and a repeating refrain:
“Breathe in, and fill your whole body. Breathe out, and relax your whole body.”
Mariam Gates has a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and has been teaching children for more than 20 years. The founder of Kid Power Yoga, she now devotes herself to training children and adults in yoga and mindfulness. She is the author of the picture books Good Night Yoga and Good Morning Yoga. She lives with her husband, Rolf Gates, and their two children in Santa Cruz, California.