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Hello, Sun! Sun Salutations to Help Children Wake Up and Greet The Day (and Life)

Hello, Sun! Sun Salutations to Help Children Wake Up and Greet The Day (and Life), by Sarah Jane Hinder. Illustration of child reaching up by Sarah Jane Hinder
All illustrations by Sarah Jane Hinder

A children’s book author and illustrator shares the benefits of morning sun salutation yoga flow to greet the day — and life — a practice for all ages


Mornings are such a special time of day. The sun rises. The earth warms. It’s a new day, with new challenges and new experiences to be had. However, in reality, mornings can be filled with chaos, anxiety and frustration. More often than not, we find ourselves frenetically running around in attempt to ensure that we are all prepared for the day ahead.

Illustration of girl standing, by Sarah Jane Hinder

A morning routine

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