My Heart Flies Open | Book Review

My Heart Flies Open is a remarkable children’s book that opens the doors to mindfulness, peace and yoga. A must read! – Momma Braga


In every situation I can blossom. Breathing in and breathing out, I know…I AM PEACEFUL.

Beautifully and brightly illustrated, My Heart Flies Open takes readers on a yoga journey of mindful reflection, self-discovery, and self-love. Starting with Easy Pose (“I AM LOVE”) and moving through Mountain Pose (“I AM STILLNESS”), Triangle Pose (“I AM ME”), and more, My Heart Flies Open guides young readers through a grounding sequence of 15 yoga poses and affirmations.

More than just another yoga or mindfulness book, My Heart Flies Open transports young readers to a magical world where they learn to overcome negative emotions and move dynamically through their feelings–shining bright and connecting to the peace, laughter, love, grounding, and spirit that live inside all along.


My Heart Flies Open is a remarkable children’s book that opens the doors to mindfulness, peace and yoga.

We absolutely adored this book. It is a captivating story that allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of life. With each page, it leads you into a yoga pose. There are 15 different poses to try and they are easy to do (in case you are a beginner, you will be able to do them all).

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 5 stars out of 5! My Heart Flies Open has been our go-to book after a long day. We open the book together and read each page together. Then, we do the poses before moving onto the next page. Our favorite pose to do is the Warrior 2 Pose. It makes us feel empowered! 😉

If you would like to purchase this mindful book of greatness, click here.

About the Author

Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis is a mother, counselor, writer, artist, mindfulness teacher, kid’s yoga teacher, and fifth-generation Vision Keeper. She hails from London and an African-Caribbean family and grew up with large Sunday dinners of rice and peas, curries, fried dumplings, and carrot juice. She remembers the constant chatter of world affairs and strange, magical, far-out cultural stories mixed in with spiritual life lessons. These Sunday dinners inspired her love of storytelling, cultures, peace, and art. Today, she loves helping kids and adults find the magic of the story within, the enchantment of cultures, the spell-binding power of the planet we live on, and the healing power of peace. Achikeobi-Lewis is also a SEED Diversity trainer and gives talks on mindfulness, indigenous wisdom, and their power to create peace in our world, communities, and school systems.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*This book was provided in exchange of an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

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