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Top 6 Yoga Poses for Toddlers

Recently my 17-month old said “mo doda” which means more dog.  So I looked outside and informed him that the neighbor’s dog had gone inside.  He loves watching their dog.  But he continued to repeat “mo doda, mo doda” while continuing to do the sign language for more.  I finally realized he wanted me to sing our Sing Song Yoga song for Downward Dog!!  So I started to sing it.  He was elated and joyfully got into the pose.  My heart melted!

A few months ago a parent asked me how she could best do yoga with her one-year-old daughter.  After thinking about it I realized that I could simply share with her what I do.  When my twin toddlers are playing and it seems like a good time, I get down on the floor with them, sing a song for a pose and do the pose.  Some days they are more into it than others but they love it!

Of course, I already know the Sing Song Yoga songs, but for other parents I recommended this.  Learn one of our songs and how to do the pose by watching the Sing Song Yoga DVD or your chosen pose on the Sing Song Yoga App.  Then, once you’ve learned a song or two and your child is playing and seems open to it, get down on the floor with them and begin singing and doing the pose.  Your child might not do the pose right away but it shouldn’t take too long before they catch on.  Also, whenever you see your child in what looks like that pose, begin singing the song and do the pose right next to them.  Soon you will have a little one who pops in and out of yoga poses all day long!  It is such a blast when they do their first yoga pose on purpose!  And so heart warming to witness them continue to love it!

To start doing yoga today with your toddler I recommend the following six poses.  Remember – take this very lightly and simply have fun.  Your toddlers might join in right away, but if they do not they are learning nonetheless and will move forward in their own time.  So give it a try and I’d love to hear about your experiences on our facebook page!

dog Downward Dog







dead bug

Dead Bug

L pose

L Pose


Savasana 🙂

This entry was posted on Friday, May 31st, 2013.
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Kids’ Yoga App Debuts in App Store

The first of its kind, the Sing Song Yoga® App for kids goes live today in the  Apple App Store.  The iOS app, based off our popular DVD program by the same name, takes the yoga video concept to the next level.  Instead of playing the same sequences repeatedly, the Sing Song Yoga App allows the user to choose individual poses, virtually creating a new yoga video each time.

Sing Song Yoga is a kids’ musical yoga program in which song lyrics instruct children how to get into the poses.  The App features the beautifully produced, full HD video of the DVD yet is perfectly customizable. There are two avenues to take within the app.  The user can either choose one of 39 preprogrammed SSY Sequences or allows parents, along with their kids, to choose individual poses by simply dragging and dropping poses into the Sequence Canvas to play as a seamless video.


In the above screen shot of the app, the arrows show the standing poses tab, the color coding of the poses (red for energizing, blue for cooling, and yellow for neutral) and dragging the poses to the Sequence Canvas.



These pics above show the SSY Sequences tab, from which the user drags one of the preprogrammed SSY Sequences to the Sequence Canvas and the poses fill in.  From the Canvas you can customize further, by adding, deleting or moving poses around and change the speed of the transition.


Once the poses are set perfectly for your use, push play and enjoy your customized kids’ yoga video.


Save your custom sequences with personalized names for later use.


Transform your TV into a virtual yoga studio.  The Sing Song Yoga app is AirPlay enabled for use with Apple TV and is compatible with HDMI adapters for mirroring on TV’s and projectors.

Check out the other features within this free app, which includes one SSY Sequence and six poses.  This allows families and schools to play with it and see that it’s a good fit for them.  Additional poses and sequence are available as in-app purchases starting at $0.99 and $3.99 respectively.  And Sequence Packages start at $14.99 unlocking all the poses and 16 SSY Sequences.

The Sing Song Yoga® App is compatible on any iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad Mini that support iOS 6.0 and above.

We would love to hear your feedback on the app on our facebook page or below!


This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013.
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2013 Charity of The Year

Sing Song Yoga® is really excited to partner with Conductive Learning Center for our 2013 Charity of the Year.

At Conductive Learning Center (CLC), located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, children with motor disorders learn to become confident, active and self-reliant individuals. These children may have cerebral palsy, spina bifida or other motor challenges that make even the smallest tasks – eating, buttoning a shirt or sitting in a chair – seem monumental. CLC uses an intensive, multi-disciplinary approach called Conductive Education to help the children gain control over their bodies, allowing them to accomplish tasks that may have once seemed impossible.  For more information please use the following links:

Sing Song Yoga® is greatly looking forward to learning from, and growing with, Conductive Learning Center this year!

This entry was posted on Monday, January 7th, 2013.
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Kids Holidays and Yoga: Five calming yoga poses for the holidays.


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!


Butterfly Pose

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!


Cow Pose

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.


Turtle Pose

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.


Child’s Pose

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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This entry was posted on Monday, December 24th, 2012.
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Kids Taking a Break During the DVD Shoot

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011.
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