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 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 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:
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.