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Seven thousand years ago, a magnificent person was born during great struggles. His name was Shiva, and he was the first superhero. As an animal lover, he encouraged people to be kind to wildlife. He traveled everywhere on his faithful yak, teaching people about music, dance, yoga, meditation and more. To Shiva, all belonged to one big family. In that era, children did not know their fathers. Shiva changed all that with his marriage to Parvati. Their marriage showed others how to be a caringand responsible family. Further, Shiva treated all good people like his sons and daughters, generously showering love on them. Anyone who sincerely approached him for help, he gave aid. Shiva’s character and superpowers were extraordinary. Children who discover Shiva and his contributions will learn they can become great themselves. By doing good, practicing yoga and meditation, and helping others, children can be superheroes like Shiva.


Author: Nancy Niiti Gannon

Since its inception, Nancy “Niiti” Gannon has pioneered Neohumanist Early childhood education as a teacher and a writer. Her early childhood publication, Teach Me to Fly, resulted from her experiences as a Neohumanist preschool director. In Meetings with My Master: A Woman’s Experience, she shares her personal experiences with the founder of Neohumanist Shrii P.R. Sarkar. Her children’s stories, The Heart Crystal and Other Stories and The Swans’ Journey, arose from regular yoga drama play with the preschoolers at McCormick Elementary School. In 1998, she co-edited with Ac: Shambhushivananda and Ac, Shiilabhadrananda, the landmark book, Discourses on Neohumanist Education by P.R.  Sarkar.


Nancy is currently the Board Secretary of Neohumanist College of Ashville. In addition, she is part of NHCA’S new publishing division. She also chairs the Women's Wellbeing and Development Foundation.


Living in a forest in McCormick, South Carolina, Nancy enjoys writing, nature, teaching yoga, meditation and social-political discussions. She believes it is essential to contribute to the greater good.


Product details

Publisher‏: ‎ Neohumanist College of Asheville 

Publication date: ‎ August 18, 2023

Language: ‎English

Paperback: ‎92 pages

ISBN-10: ‎1957460016

ISBN-13‏: ‎978-1957460017

Reading age‏: ‎8 - 12 years

Dimensions‏: ‎7.5 x 0.19 x 9.25 inches

Shiva, The Father of Yoga

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