Shiva is considered the god of yoga. The Indian tradition of yoga is rich with myth—in fact, many of the yoga poses have accompanying myths. Shiva's Dance is the story of Natarajasana, or Dancer's Pose.
In the children's version of this tale, Shiva arrives at a place deep in a forest to teach a lesson to a group of sages, or rishis. The colorful illustrations dance off the page, and children are sure to be entranced by Shiva's calm resilience while righting the balance of the universe.
This famous Dance of Shiva called the Ananda Tandava is a dance that we each perform as we create, maintain, dissolve, reveal, and conceal ourselves during our day-to-day lives.
Megan Henderson is a freelance writer living in Boulder, Colorado. Practicing yoga since 2003, she has become committed to accessibility in yoga, especially for children with Down syndrome. Megan is drawn to the rich history of storytelling through mythology from around the world. The Myths for Little Yogis series is a combination of her passions.
Darcy Bell-Myers is still somewhat of a beginner at yoga, even though she’s been practicing it since her student days in the nineties. She is the illustrator of Mary Emma, Walk!, Wyatt’s Big Day, Treasure’s Gift, Emmy and the Rude Rooster, Grandma Has Wings, Higgledy Piggledy, and the author of The Animal Babies ABC Book of Ballet. She lives with her husband, children, and many pets in Stillwater, Minnesota.
OTHER BOOKS BY ILLUSTRATOR:
Storybook Parties Paperback by Penny Warner and Liya Lev Oertel (The Meadowbrook Press, 2001)
Higgeldy Piggeldy: Mabel's World by Christine D'Amico (Attitude Press, 2006)
Mumbo Jumbo: Mabel's World by Christine D'Amico (Attitude Press, 2010)
The Animal Babies ABC Book of Ballet by Darcy Bell-Myers (Dover Coloring Books, 2013)
The Animal Babies ABC Book of Princesses by Darcy Bell-Myers (Dover Coloring Books, 2013)
Grandma Has Wings by Mary Murray Bosrock (Beaver's Pond Press, 2013)
Pretty Ponies Paper Dolls by Darcy Bell-Myers (Dover Publications, 2015)
Emmy and the Rude Rooster by Charlie Johnson (Beaver's Pond Press, 2015)
Treasure's Gift by Laurie Hanson (Beaver's Pond Press, 2016)
Wyatt's Big Day by Charlie Kundinger (Beaver's Pond Press, 2018)
Mary Emma, Walk! by Nancy Marshall (Beaver's Pond Press, 2018)
Needles: The First Christmas Tree by David Kurud (Beaver’s Pond Press, 2019)