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5 Ways Baby Yoga Helps You and Your Little One

19 June 2023

I’m sure you’ve heard about the benefits of yoga for adults. But did you know that it’s also a great activity to do with your baby?  Here are five ways baby yoga can help you and your little one.

Creates a strong bond

During baby yoga the physical contact, gentle movements, and loving attention all help to create a deep connection between you and your infant. Baby yoga helps to stimulate your little one's development and can even be used as a form of therapy. As your child grows, this bond will continue to be an important part of your relationship, and you’ll cherish the memories of this special time spent together.

Improves flexibility and muscle strength

Baby yoga uses gentle movements and stretches to loosen muscles and improve flexibility. As well as being enjoyable, these exercises can help to improve your infant’s muscle tone and promote healthy joint development. They can also help build strength and coordination. Many of the same benefits that adults enjoy from yoga apply to babies too, making it an excellent way to support their physical development.

Improves balance and coordination

By encouraging little ones to move their bodies in new and different ways, baby yoga can help to improve their balance and coordination. The gentle stretching and massaging of muscles help to improve flexibility and range of motion. The rhythmic movements and changing positions help to stimulate the vestibular system, which is responsible for our sense of movement. As a result, baby yoga can be a great way to help improve your child's balance and coordination.

Promotes better sleep

Good news if your baby has difficulties sleeping: baby yoga helps calm and relax the nervous system. The gentle movements and stretches help to release tension in the body, leaving the mind and body feeling more relaxed. The exercises can even help keep the digestive system working smoothly and ease the discomfort of colic, which leads to better sleep. The relaxing atmosphere and closeness between you and your child will help to calm you both. 

Reduces stress and anxiety

Life can be stressful, even for tiny people, however practising baby yoga can help combat this. Physical contact, eye contact, and gentle movement help to create a sense of connection and intimacy. By slowing down and spending calm time together, both parent and baby are more relaxed. Doing yoga together can be a great way to wind down after a long day.

If you are looking for ways to improve your relationship with your child or help them develop physically, emotionally, and mentally, baby yoga is a great option. It’s an excellent way to support your child's physical development and improve their sleep.

Photo by Sarah Chai

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