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So much fun to be a Yogi Artist within the Sing Song Yoga app for kids, creating masterpiece sequences to enjoy again and again! Here is a quick pic tutorial on creating and saving an Animal Sequence with your kids or students! Have a blast!
Like a yogi painter… Create!! Press, hold and drag animal poses to the Sequence Canvas while keeping these guidelines in mind. Each pose is color coded within the app. The color at the top of each pose picture indicates the influence each pose has on the nervous system:
- yellow = neutral
- red = energizing
- blue = calming
It is most often recommended to order the poses in this way
- neutral or energizing poses (beginning)
- energizing poses (middle)
- calming poses (ending… Savasana is most often the last pose).
Find your saved sequences behind the home screen by pressing the “saved” icon in the top left of the home screen. And return to your custom sequence anytime you wish! Have fun and let us know if you have any questions or ideas! And we would love to hear about some of your Animal Sequence creations on our Facebook page or on Twitter.
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This entry was posted on Sunday, September 28th, 2014.
Posted in Kid's Yoga Sequences, Sing Song Yoga.
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Ahhhh! Summer is here. After long lovely days at the beach, at the ballpark, on the playground and running around the neighborhood, kids tend to remain wired when heading to bed. Unless of course a calming activity is deliberately infused into the routine leading up to bedtime.
One such activity can be a short series of kids yoga poses. Here are top 6 yoga poses for helping your child begin to calm their bodies and minds — in as little as 8 minutes. These poses also happen to be the included poses in the free Sing Song Yoga App. So enjoy – and let us know what you think!
Sailboat begins the series during which your child will twist around the straight spine, which has a neutral effect on the nervous system.
Next comes Half Butterfly. Forward folds have a calming effect on the nervous system and the one bent leg opening up the hip adds to the calming effect.
Fish pose is a lovely night time yoga pose to add to our sequence. We tend to hold stress in our hips, so allowing our legs to relax out to the sides enhances the relaxation effect. Open up the chest and allow your head to relax back and look behind you (slightly different than the picture). This multifaceted pose works beautifully to continue the calming effect.
Bridge pose is an inversion well known for its calming effect on the nervous system. This kids’ yoga pose can also be used anytime you have an extra minute during your day to give your child an extra sense of calm. Great, of course, for moms and dads too!
Deadbug pose adds a final dose of a calming response before the big finale! Your child can even add the hum of the bug to enhance the relaxation. Hearing the humming sound within one’s own head can also double the calm for some children.
Savasana is the final yoga pose in this series and the granddaddy of the relaxation poses. Encourage your child to lie flat on his or her back, close the eyes and imagine themselves floating on a cloud allowing their bodies to completely relax. For preparing for bedtime, it can also be helpful for your child to do savasana right in their bed and then allow themselves to drift softly into dreamland! Ahh! Now mom and dad can slip off for their own quiet time.
If you would like to learn the songs and more in-depth directions to these Sing Song Yoga kids yoga poses, check out the award-winning Sing Song Yoga App in the iTunes Store. The above poses are the free ones at launch. Or see our website to order the DVD.
To see a fun White Board Animation about our program click here!
This entry was posted on Saturday, June 21st, 2014.
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Last year, before our Sing Song Yoga App was available, I wrote a blog post about some great calming kids’ yoga poses for the Holidays, using poses from our DVD. Now our SSY App makes it easy to line up the poses, save, and push play to enjoy the sequence as its own little video. There are inevitably times during the holidays when life can be a bit stressful for our kids. So having this little tool in your pocket can be quite helpful in guiding your children back to feeling peaceful.
This quick video demonstrates using the Sing Song Yoga App to create this calming sequence.
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And a fun animation about why yoga can be a great thing for your kids 🙂
This entry was posted on Saturday, December 7th, 2013.
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With the excitement of the holidays, combined with travel, visitors, schedule changes and a greater focus on material things, kids can sometimes find themselves overwhelmed and out of sorts.
Parents can encourage their children to enjoy some quiet focused time such as reading a book, listening to calming music or doing some yoga. Yoga has a special way of bringing our focus to our bodies and breath without necessarily trying. When this happens, even for a moment, calmness replaces our thinking minds and our stress.
So if you find that your children need a few moments to recuperate during the holidays, encourage them to try these 5 yoga poses for kids to help return them to a lovely calm!
For Butterfly sit and touch your left and right feet together with your knees wide. Sit up tall, lift your chest and put your hands on your ankles. Relax your face and head while lifting your chest up, up, up!
For Cow Pose sit with your legs outstretched. Bend your knees and have your legs apart with your feet flat on the floor. Slide one leg under the other, then line your top knee up with the lower knee (as in the photo). Now meet your arms behind your back with one elbow high and the other low. Sit as tall as you can! Hold the pose for a bit of time and then switch to the other side.
For Turtle Pose sit with your legs outstretched. Bend your knees, legs apart with your feet flat on the floor. Bend forward at the waist and slide your arms under your legs. You can either put your hands on your feet or back toward your hips (as in the photo). Relax your head toward your feet.
For Child’s Pose sit on your feet then bend and place your forehead on the floor. Relax your tummy between your thighs and your arms by your side. Try to relax your whole body.
For Savasana (relaxation pose) lie down on your back with your palms facing up. Close your eyes. Relax your body from the top of your head to the bottom of you feet. Imagine your whole body melting into the floor. Relax in Savasana for a few minutes. Then sit up slowly and enjoy the rest of your day!
Namaste! (“The light in me honors the light in you!”)
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