Yoga Frog is changing…
We have learned, matured and grown… At this new stage of our lives we need to say good bye to the old and open space for the new. Life is giving us its blessing every day and we are thankful!
As a symbolic means of transformation we are introducing our new Yoga Frog logo, full of symbols that are meaningful to us.
The first and most important question, “why Yoga Frog?”
The idea came from Ali, after our first born son Elijah was born prematurely in France. He was so skinny and long! He looked so like a frog. The midwives there called him “le petit grenouille” which means ‘the little frog’.
But the frog has a bunch of other meanings, which in my opinion are pretty cool! This animal is generally associated with the water element and its cleansing attributes. The frog is also symbolic of: Transformation, Cleansing, Renewal, Rebirth, Fertility, Abundance, life mysteries and ancient wisdom.
The water is made of a crescent moon. The word “crescent” comes from the Latin term ceres meaning to “bring forth, create” and crescere, the Latin term for “grow, thrive”. It symbolizes growth and creativity.
The legs of the frog are the infinity symbol, it can be drawn in one continuous movement, making a seesaw movement of clockwise and counterclockwise loops. These loops reflect the balance of opposites; male and female,day and night,dark and light (ha tha).Because the circles sit side by side, the sign implies equality between these opposing forces, with the connecting point in the center the convergent point. The infinity sign stands for wholeness and completion.
The arms outstretched also resemble a flame. The Fire element (Agni) in the body refers to the internal heat that is generated in certain postures, especially standing postures, and provides the energy and “will” to go on even when we want to quit. It is the source of light and creates and destroys, symbolizing the soul in many beliefs.
Our new symbol incorporates all four elements – Water, Earth (the body), Fire (the outstretched arms), and Air (the space between). The Air, Fire and Water elements can be used to purify all the elements of the body. And whilst it is important to elevate ourselves, the Earth element helps us to keep our roots firmly attached to our mother earth.
We hope you like it as much as we do!
PS: Thank you Jessica Leaver for bringing our idea into reality and Catriona Leaver for the new website layout. WE LOVE YOU!