Yang-Sheng Online Journal
This really is a quite wonderful book, written to teach the traditional Six Healing Sounds and the Inner Smile to children.... Illustrated in bright colors and written so that a child can understand and follow the directions, this book is a welcome addition to the field of qigong for children, a growing and important field.
It is a great concept to introduce a healthy routine to youngsters in a very fun way... Actually anyone with a young heart can benefit from reading it.
Alain Burrese, JD, Your Warrior's Edge blog
I like that the book focuses on breathing deeply, smiling, and making the healing sounds to help kids better control emotions and be grateful. I think it is a positive book for children and one that teaches some important basic concepts that come from Qigong. If you practice, like I do, and want to share with your children, this book is a simple and fun way to do it.
Smiling and breathing techniques have existed for thousands of years, and in Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted author and illustrator Lisa Spillane, writes about them simply and realistically... What a fun and easy way to experience Qigong, an ancient Chinese practice of aligning breath to cleanse stress from our bodies. These stories let children know that emotions are natural; the vignettes featuring kids named Lisa and Ted demonstrate situations and their commensurate healing techniques to help overcome bad feelings and let happiness flow... Adults can benefit as they read along with young ones. What a wonderful way to have a better outlook on life, reduce stress, and experience more happiness, together!
Malina Chin, L.A - The Illinois Acupuncturist
I read Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted with my 3 year old grandson, and with a little bit of coaxing, he performed the motions and sounds and seemed more joyous afterward. This book was a delight, especially for integrating basic Qi Gong healing into a child's every day life. This book will help teach children that all emotions are normal, related to wellness, behaviors, organs, colors, breathing, and sounds. The 6 healing sounds are valuable coping mechanisms which can have a lasting positive effect, for the parents or caregivers as well... I believe that this simple primer should be available to all children, be stocked in every school library, and read in every household... In a society that separates mind and body to the point of malady and lacks basic emotional coping techniques even in adults, this book teaches connectivity and enhances joy and peace. Buy it, read it, and share it!
Always Be Dancing
This book introduces children to the benefits of qigong by helping them to connect their feelings and bodily sensations to their inner voice. This is a great book for infusing children's lives with mindfulness and positive social-emotional strategies.