Frog Pose

Yoga Frog Pose for Kids

Jumping Frog Pose

Frog pose or Jumping Frog Pose is a little like a battery. It can suck up energy, store and redirect it when needed.  This pose works whether your kids are bouncing off the walls or need a quick pick-me-up. It strengthens legs and is wonderful to stimulate creativity.

1. Stand tall. Breathe in 1-2-3. Squat down like a frog, with your hands in front of your feet. Breathe out 1-2-3.

2. Jump up and make your legs straight.

3. Repeat the jump as many times as you can. Jump around the room, jumping frogs do no stay in one place. Continue to focus on your in- and out-breath. 

(If you’re doing this pose to calm the kids, ensure each child does this pose enough times to burn off all that excess energy.)

Yoga for After School Meltdowns.

September 28, 2010 No Comments » Blog

Yoga is a great tool to calm your kids down.  I was playing with my Flip camera yesterday and got Matt on film.  I think this is s good before and after comparison.  He was noticably calmer after 15 minutes of yoga.

Yoga — A Reset Button for Kids

September 23, 2010 No Comments » Blog
Yoga is an amazing tool to use as an after-school reset button for children  In fact, it can be done by the entire family.  Even just 10 minutes of doing yoga poses that are restorative such as:

Downward Facing Dog Pose

Table Top
Cat * Cow
Downward Facing Dog
Forward Fold
Quiet Pose
X Marks the Spot
Yogic Sleep

This poses can really restore children back to his or her normal self.  I usually have the kids hold the poses for 3-5 seconds. I also cue the breathing: Inhale come into forward fold, now exhale and release. Try this with your kids and see the response.