sun salutation benefits & materials for kids of all ages


sun salutation

It’s no secret that I am obsessed with the sun salutation, (yoga’s surya namaskara). I teach it to kids, practice it myself and write articles about it’s huge reaping benefits.

These amazing results (with consistent practice) of the surya namaskara include:

  • Improves concentration
  • Enhances memory
  • Increases energy levels
  • Physical strength and tones muscles
  • Calms and focuses the mind
  • Makes kids happy 🙂 (not only because it can be fun, but on the physiologic level)
  • Better immune system
  • Increased learning capacity because of better memory and concentration
  • Optimizes metabolism
  • Teaches an effective way to cope with stress giving your child inner tools of life

So when the Chai Mommas were approached by mom-author Liliya Harizanova about her Sun Salutation book, flashcards, poster and coloring sheets, I was truly excited to see what she had to offer.

 In our emails, Liliya and I joked about how alike we were even ocean’s apart, (she’s in Bulgaria and I’m in California). She’s a mom of a 2 year old little girl, she took prenatal yoga all throughout pregnancy which is where she learned how important the mind, body and soul connection is. She was then moved to do the same for kids after being inspired by her friend who teaches children’s yoga, and thus, her sun salutation materials were born.

I tried them out in two of my recent yoga classes and the kids LOVED the poster-as you can see below… and it was so fun reading through the book on my iPad with my younger class, too. At our next class, I plan on giving them the coloring sheets to take home!

kids yoga

The main characters, Billy and Emma, are fun, colorful illustrations of both boy and girl, so all kids can relate. Their story of trying to find the sun, but then learning that it was always in their hearts is clever and so sweet. I recommend it to not only my fellow Next Generation Yoga teachers but actually to all parents out there. Especially, since it would make an educational and unique gift or activity for your little ones on Valentine’s Day 🙂

Cover of sun salutation book

Plus at $10 for the whole bundle of the digital book, flashcards, coloring sheets and poster, you can’t go wrong and Liliya has even offered the Chai Mommas community a special coupon of 20% off! You can order here and enter the code below at checkout:

yoga pack coupon

Let me know if you try it out and leave a comment for Liliya below, I’m sure she would appreciate the LOVE. Happy soon to be Valentine’s Day!



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