"I relax my body,
I relax my mind;
I forget my troubles,
In my daydream time."
We're thrilled with this new animated Wai Lana Little Yogis DVD.
It's perfect for luring children to sleep in a mind-and-body healthy
manner. It's also ideal for older children who are past the napping
phase but who could benefit from a restful break. "Little bodies
work and play all day long, it's time for a rest!", Wai Lana tells
little ones in her distinctively soothing and heavily accented
Wai Lana's Little Yogis: Daydream is filled with colorful
yet soothing animated images and songs. It incorporates basic yoga
relaxation principles and instructions into the narration as well.
Children are encouraged to lie down in a "safe and warm" place, put
their hands on their bellies, and perform a basic breathing
technique. Then, little viewers are told to close their eyes and
relax each part of their bodies--their toes, their necks, and even
Once in this relaxed state, they go to a "special place" in their
imaginations--to the beach, where they listen to the waves and to
Wai Lana's comforting voice. The "lie down on the nice, warm sand",
listen to a little yoga song, and enjoy a dreamy, non-narrated
interlude. If they're still awake, kids watch animated children and
animals travel underwater and ride a hot-air balloon. A humorous
little frog demonstrates some of the activities.
Technically, kids should close their eyes as they relax each part
of their body, but at least the first couple of times they watch the
video, their eyes will be glued to the mesmerizing imagery on the
screen: lillies, mountains, beaches, seabirds flying by, and a pink
and white sky will keep their eyes open. A wake-up song concludes
Other features of the DVD include the option for English or
Spanish subtitles (note that the DVD's audio is English only), some
playful games, and the ability to jump directly to favorite songs.
Parents of young children will love adding this fabulous DVD to
their collection. It offers unique and good-for-you relaxation
techniques and imagery in a warm, loving, kid-friendly setting.
Beautifully done and highly valuable!
For more information, user reviews, or to buy: Wai Lana's Little Yogis Daydream DVD
Reviewed: May 2005