Yiwen GEM


(Published in Amsterdam, March, 2019)

Author: Yiwen Eliens Wang

Photography: Kim Verspui

This book is an instructional guide for people who are interested in kids yoga. It includes three essential layers: poses (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation (dhyana). As a highlight, it contains 40 classic yoga poses, demonstrated by eight kids, who have been practicing yoga for many years. With discipline and devotion, their poses gradually became stable, comfortable and joyful. Through the photos, we can observe the action of the muscles and the joints, the spacing of the limbs and even the movement of the skin in a detailed way.

Based on the poses, it explains how to choose poses and assemble them in a sequence. The book also explains meditation exercises for kids and introduces traditional mantras as a sound meditation for kids to quiet the mind and some basic Sanskrit words and numbers for a better understanding of the practice.

Poster: Asana Chart - 40 Yoga Poses (in A3 size)

How to buy the book / poster (Asana Chart)?

Yiwen and daughter (4 years old) are on the cover of the Dutch Yoga Magazine (December issue, 2017)
There is also an article "Mission I'm possible", where she explained and demonstrated a series of advanced poses.

1. Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose)

2. Vishvamitrasana (Pose Dedicated to Vishvamitra)

3. Niralamba Sarvangasana (Unsupported Shoulder Stand Pose)

In 2014 and 2015 , Yiwen wrote a Chinese newspaper column "白荷媽媽親子專欄" of raising children in the Netherlands for the European Chinese newspaper 聯合時報 United Times, addressing issues of individual growth, parental guidance and the Dutch school system. If you are interested in this topic and want to read more of her Chinese articles, please contact yiwengemATgmail.com