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Frog's Breathtaking Speech

Frog's Breathtaking Speech

How Children (and Frogs) Can Use Yoga Breathing to Deal with Anxiety, Anger and Tension

Michael Chissick
Illustrated by Sarah Peacock

Published by Singing Dragon

Hardback: £12.99 / $19.95

2012, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 48pp
ISBN: 978-1-84819-091-7, BIC 2: YBCS VFJP

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Frog is very worried as he has an important speech to make at his school assembly. The speech is about breathing and he doesn't know a thing about it! He asks his friends for help and they teach him all about the lion breath, the crocodile breath, the humming bee breath and the woodchopper breath. Can any of these breathing techniques calm his nerves before the big speech?

This charming illustrated picture book teaches children four yoga breathing techniques in a fun and interactive way. The story successfully increases children's awareness of their breath and shows how breathing can be used to deal with anger, anxiety and tension. Suitable for children aged 4-11.

This book will be a great resource for teachers and teaching assistants in mainstream and special needs schools, children's yoga instructors, as well as parents looking for an engaging story to teach their children about coping with difficult emotions and stressful situations.

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Play the Frog’s Breathtaking Speech Game

15 April 2013

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26 March 2012

By Michael Chissick, primary school teacher and qualified yoga instructor, and specialist in teaching yoga to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and author of Frog’s Breathtaking Speech. Exciting New Training Project An exciting new initiative which delivers the benefits of yoga to hundreds of children with autism will be the cherry on the cake. The project...

Yoga breathing techniques to help children deal with anger and stress – An Interview with Michael Chissick

19 December 2011

"Looking back I think that one of the main factors that inspired me to turn the yoga play into a book was the feedback from the children. I have lost count of the amount of times that children would tell me how they had used the techniques to deal with incidents in their lives. Problems ranging from being angry at siblings who stole their sweets or broke their toys, to being the calming influence in big family arguments. My two favourites will always be: the nine-year old boy who was terrified of the dentist and who quietly sat in the waiting room, and ultimately the dentist’s chair, practising his Crocodile Breath to calm himself; and the ten year old girl, who was angry with her parents, who would go to her room and practice Woodchopper Breath every day for three weeks, who eventually came and told the class teacher and me that that she had Haaaa’d out her anger."

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