Baby Yoga leads on perfectly from Baby Massage, and as with Baby Massage, Baby Yoga promotes a life-long bond between parent/carer and baby, and creates a foundation for a happy, healthy life.
In one short session of Baby Yoga a baby experiences as much physical activity as they would receive if they were handled and carried all day which should help them sleep for longer. Baby Yoga complements Baby Massage beautifully and is a fantastic follow on.
Yoga is beneficial for both physical and emotional strength, helping tone muscles and improve flexibility. The gentle poses of the Baby Yoga classes provide mum and baby with an opportunity to bond and enjoy an experience together. Many of the poses mimic positions you have probably seen your baby do naturally throughout their day to day movements especially if they are walking or crawling.
Baby Yoga can help ease common childhood ailments including:
- Colic and crying
- Constipation and digestive problems
- Slow weight gain
- Feeding difficulties
- Sleeping patterns
Some of the poses can even help calm a fussy baby. Baby Yoga can help you feel more in touch and confident with your baby.
Baby Yoga will give you the opportunity to:
- Use positive touch
- Do exercises with your baby
- Have special hugs and holds
- Spend special time together
- Learn about your baby
- Relax with your baby
- Play and bond with your baby
You'll follow a series of simple stretches and relaxation techniques to begin with before giving your baby lots of skin-to-skin contact and very gentle physical and muscle stimulation without any force and we always start off with a gentle massage for baby to warm their muscles up. We use songs and nursery rhymes to engage your baby in playtime that you will both enjoy.
Watch this video produced by Blossom & Berry for more information on Baby Yoga