Frog Pose, for your child, is essentially Garland Pose (also known as Squat Pose.) So Mamas, when you are demonstrating this pose for your child, YOU get all the benefits! And whether you are trying to conceive, pregnant or somewhere on your post partum journey, this pose is SO good for you.
What I love about watching Penelope do yoga, and other kids for that matter, is witnessing how natural yoga comes to them. Check out her form-absolute perfection on her first try!
Her heels are firmly planted on the ground, and the weight of her body is evenly distributed throughout her feet.
Her knees are pointing up and her toes are directly forward. Often times, the only way and adult with tight hips can get into this pose, is by turning the feet outward at angle and splaying the legs open a bit.
Her pelvis is under and her spine is perfectly straight.
She was even able to put her hands in prayer and balance.
When they are in frog pose, you can say “What does the frog say?!” And reply with; ribbit, ribbit!
I also will do the Baby Signs for frog (you just stick your tongue out.)
As they get older, they can start hopping and jumping around like Frogs!
Just FYI, most of the baby yoga poses I post, I learned at my Itsy Bitsy Yoga training ( I became a Certified Itsy Bitsy Yoga Facilitator in 2006). The founder and creator, Helen Garabedian, has a great book and dvds that you can purchase to help your home practice. Or you can go to her website and try and find a class near you!