This innovative children's book is designed to empower children to develop healthy lifestyle habits to last a lifetime. Equipping children with these skills at an early age will enable them to recognize and avoid many of the poor choices that lead to problems such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, etc.
Zink is an impish purple feline with wizard-like abilities meets up with two very unhappy pre-adolescent misfits, Justin and Nikki. Zink offers the children a chance to learn five secret words that will guide them in living happier and healthier lives. The only problem is that to discover what the words are they must first catch the cat, which is easier said than done. Through a series of amusing experiences the two learn the wisdom of the five words, which emphasize the importance of proper breathing, healthy movement, smart eating, relaxation, and maintaining balance in their lives.
The book covers the topics of bullying, exercise, obesity & dieting, and self-confidence in a fun and light-hearted manner, ideal for children of all ages.
For over twenty-eight years Aaron Hoopes has been a student of the martial arts, Eastern philosophy, and alternative medicine. He has a degree in Asian History and Japanese Culture from Tulane University and has spent many years studying in Japan, Australia and the USA. He holds a third degree black belt in Japanese Shotokan Karate and is a certified instructor of karate, Shanti Yoga and Meditation, Tai Chi, and Qigong.
He is the founder of Zen Yoga which combines clarity of thought and awareness found in the martial arts with the peaceful stretching and breathing of yoga. He strives to make Zen Yoga available to anyone regardless of fitness level, age or mindset. He travels and teaches around the world. He also teaches an Online Correspondence Course that assists people with putting this work into daily practice.read more