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Yoga in Schools: Kids as Teachers
Sometimes I think that I’m the teacher. However, I am continuously reminded that I am first and foremost a forever-student. And oftentimes, children are my wisest teachers. Yoga in schools holds such powerful opportunities…
I recently had the honor of visiting this classroom in Michigan that has been using our kids’ yoga program every school day over the last few years.
When I began the class, I quickly learned that these fabulous young yogis knew our songs and teaching cues better than I do. Mistakenly thinking I was the only yoga teacher in the room, I originally intended to shake things up a bit and add poses/songs that are not on the Sing Song Yoga DVD they use. However, their lead in the session kept us crisply on track of the classic session. My heart gratefully sang progressively louder as I gradually quieted my voice to allow for their voices and intentions to lead.
The joys, the love and the excitement was refreshingly uncensored. My cheeks actually hurt a bit from smiling and laughing with my new young yoga teachers.
The lovely, progressive classroom teacher appeared to be pleasantly surprised at the level of mastery some of the students demonstrated in recalling the important details of each pose as we moved through the class. Yoga through music has a magic about it and these students are clearly the magicians!
Thank you, thank you to these young yogis for being my teachers and to their classroom teacher for inviting me to experience this unbridled joy… with yoga in schools!!
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Top 6 Yoga Poses for Toddlers “A few months ago a parent asked how she could best do yoga with her one-year-old daughter…”
Kids’ Yoga App – Create Your Own Balancing Sequence Effortlessly create a balancing sequence with a few taps of this kids’ yoga iOS app.
Yoga in Schools: Kids and Teachers Talk Kids’ Yoga A quick peek into what kids and teachers are saying about using the Sing Song Yoga app in the classroom.
Top 5 Tips to Help Balance in Kids’ Yoga: Kid Twitter Question Answered A kid question answered: “Do you have any tips to help us balance better?”
Getting Kids Ready to Write: Yoga in Schools A teacher question answered: “I was wondering the best combinations [of poses] to use [with my students] for getting ready to write.”
Twitter Leads to Most Rewarding Visit Imaginable Sing Song Yoga founder does yoga with students she connected with on Twitter.
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Sing Song Yoga® Kids’ Yoga App
Sing Song Yoga® kids’ yoga DVD
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This entry was posted on Thursday, June 11th, 2015.
Posted in Benefits of Yoga, Education, Sing Song Yoga, Yoga in Schools.
Tagged: childrens yoga, dvd, kids yoga, kids yoga app, kids yoga benefits, schools, video, yoga, yoga app, yoga for children, yoga for kids, yoga in schools, yoga in the classroom
Kids Yoga App – Create Your Own Balancing Sequence
Last week we answered a great #ssykidquestion about Tips for Balancing in kids yoga poses. So, here is our follow up on how to build and save a balancing sequence within the Sing Song Yoga Kids Yoga App. The pics below make it easy cheesy for kids and their parents/teachers to create their own sequence!
Go through the SSY App and find the balancing poses that you’d like to include in your sequence. These can be found under the tabs entitled Standing Poses Sitting Poses, and Floor Poses. When you find each pose, press, hold and drag it to the Sequence Canvas. Notice the Total Sequence Time accumulating on the main screen to be sure it stays within your needed period of time.
Save your Balancing Sequence by pressing the SAVE button below the Sequence Canvas (on the bottom of the home screen).
Find your saved sequences behind the main screen by pressing the SAVED icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
Have fun balancing with your kids!
And here are those guidelines again to keep in mind when creating a kids yoga sequence. 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).
Please send your kids’ yoga questions to Sing Song Yoga’s
Twitter or Facebook using #ssykidsquestions
Thank heaps!! We can’t wait to hear from you!
This entry was posted on Saturday, November 1st, 2014.
Posted in Kid's Yoga Sequences, Sing Song Yoga.
Tagged: app, balancing yoga poses, children, childrens yoga, childrens yoga app, ipad app, iphone app, ipod touch app, kids yoga, kids yoga app, music, sing song yoga, video, yoga, yoga for kids, yoga poses
Sing Song Yoga® Kids Yoga App Update Live in App Store
Sing Song Yoga® For Kids… Take Two!!
We are excited to announce that our kids yoga app update is available in the Apple App Store! We want to be sure you enjoy the benefits of the improvements:
- Bugs squashed
- Improved stability and performance with iOS7 integration
- Simplified usability
The above pic illustrates an example of one of the simplified features in our kids yoga app – the Available Purchases page. While our Packages remain the most economical deal for purchasing, this new page more clearly displays the options for you, to best meet the needs of your family or classroom. We’re so grateful for our talented developers and love this gorgeous and functional new “Available Purchases” page!
And, another example of the simplified features — If you do not own all of the poses and sequences, those you do own will move to the left so you can find them easily.
We are so excited to make these improvements available to better serve you and your young yogis! Thank you for your continued support and loyalty for Sing Song Yoga! We are so grateful for you! If you’re not yet following us on Facebook and Twitter now’s a great time to hop on board 🙂
Look forward to sharing more soon,
This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014.
Posted in Sing Song Yoga.
Tagged: app, app store, children, childrens yoga, health, ipad app, iphone app, ipod touch app, kids, kids yoga, kids yoga app, physical activities for toddlers, sing song yoga, toddler yoga, video, yoga, yoga app, yoga for kids, yoga poses
Top 6 Kids Yoga Poses for Bedtime: a calming sequence
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.
Posted in Benefits of Yoga, Kid's Yoga Sequences, Parenting, Sing Song Yoga.
Tagged: app, app store, boys, children, childrens yoga, daughters, dvd, girls, health, ipad app, iphone app, ipod touch app, kids, kids yoga, kids yoga app, kids yoga benefits, mindfulness, music, parenting, physical activities for toddlers, raising kids, sing song yoga, toddler yoga, video, yoga, yoga app, yoga benefits, yoga for kids, yoga poses
Can a Tablet Actually Get Kids Moving?
Tablets are typically a source of screen time for kids. During screen time the child is still, the eyes hold a fixed gaze, and the image on the screen is moving. So as a teacher and a mom, I’m thrilled to encourage your kids to use the Sing Song Yoga® kids yoga app to transform their screen time into some “music and movement” time.
This whiteboard animation and jingle are a fun way to say the same thing…
When kids move, play and sing they use their brains well.
Building their brains is naturally fun.
Paving the brain roads and making connections
A well-developed brain makes learning easy and fun!
But too often now kids sit with one of these.
Which at times can be a bit of a concern.
So let’s use tablets to get kids moving
So we can see the benefits of moving return
Experts find that yoga helps kids
With focus, awareness, coordination and more.
A kids’ yoga studio on your TV
Find the Sing Song Yoga® App in the App Store.
So have fun encouraging your kids to use their tablets to keep moving! And thanks in advance for sharing this post!
The Sing Song Yoga® App is available in the Apple App Store and is explained in detail in this former blog post.
For more information about our program check out www.singsongyoga.com
This entry was posted on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013.
Posted in Benefits of Yoga, Parenting, Sing Song Yoga, Yoga Research.
Tagged: app, app store, boys, children, childrens yoga, christmas, daughters, dvd, gifts, girls, health, joy, kids, kids christmas, kids yoga, kids yoga app, kids yoga benefits, music, parenting, physical activities for toddlers, raising kids, research, schools, sing song yoga, studies, toddler yoga, video, yoga, yoga app, yoga benefits, yoga for kids, yoga poses