This is book number 1 in the Om Child series.
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 Happy: A Gentle Introduction to Emotions and Colors explores chakras—the body’s energies—from the root chakra at the base of our spines to the crown chakra at the top of our heads. Join Om Child on a breath-filled journey towards physical and spiritual health.
I Am Happy features an inclusive cast of toddler characters and animals and introduces to the body, colors, emotions, and animals.
About Om Child: This calm and colorful series features kids from all backgrounds enjoying yoga and 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.
“With so many young children learning yoga to stay centered and calm, there is certainly room for this very basic introduction to chakras, their colors, and some associated feelings.” — School Library Journal