Laya Yoga for children and parents

A MAGICAL ADVENTURE

"With the help of this short guide and the accompanied music, children enrich their inner world, learn to relieve tension, dispel fears, fall asleep easily and balance themselves"
Ira Shirel-music and yoga therapist

Would you  like to learn to compose yoga stories?
Let’s dive into the world of imagination and get to know the symbols of the chakras, answer the questions and succeed in composing our own adventure story!

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Instruments you hear in the stories

  • First Earth Chakra – Gongs and Tibetan Bowls
  • Second Chakra of Water – Small Hang Drum
  • The Third Fire Chakra – Drum and Tibetan Bowls
  • Fourth Chakra of Air – Kaylani
  • The Fifth Chakra of Air – Sansula and Kalimba
  • The Sixth chakra of Intuition – Bells
  • The Seventh Lotus Chakra – Tibetan Bowls

Sounds, in addition to symbols, serve as an effective bridge to quick and deep relaxation, which is why it’s important to listen the soundtrack when studying Laya yoga. When a person listens to the echo of these musical instruments, their mind clears from everyday thoughts and allows a deep relaxation.

How to use this book

Dear parents and grandparents,

An exciting “Magical Adventure” game awaits you inside of this book.  Only 10 minutes of play before bedtime, and your child will be able to fall asleep easier, sleep better, and feel more cheerful in the morning.

The entire text is based on the true knowledge of the ancient teachings of Laya Yoga.

Before going to bed, you can read the text with your child, and then listen to the chakra soundtrack especially published for this book. While listening to music for a particular chakra, you can look at the symbols for that chakra. It is very important to listen to music for the chakra that you read about in the book. Following each chakra is a fun game of questions and answers for children and parents to talk about together.

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If you guide your child to imagine the Laya Yoga symbols before bedtime, it will be much easier for them to fall asleep, and they will sleep through the night better. Answering questions help them and us understand and tune into our inner world.

Remember that there are no wrong answers! Each evening different answers can be expected depending on the child’s emotional state. These exercises help children better understand their emotions. If the child doesn’t want to answer, then it is okay for them just to think about it.
Parents should feel free to tell the children what they feel in their own animals.

sweet dreams…

A child falls asleep easier and has better dreams when their last thoughts before bed are on the symbols of Laya Yoga. The exercise of answering the questions also greatly expand a child’s imagination.

*While there may be other chakra music online and for purchase, it is important to listen the chakra soundtrack especially published for this book.

By answering these questions, one is removing themselves from the everyday patterns of thinking and giving the mind a chance to relax. A peaceful mind free from daily worries finds it easier to fall asleep with sweet dreams.

Ask your child your own questions about each animal. Likewise, ask them to think of questions to ask you. Feel free to record the story on paper or digitally.  These dialogues help parents and children speak in a common language, and allows them to build a stronger connection.