Baby Yoga movements are based on Hatha Yoga which is about balancing opposites and opening and then closing the body which babies and children take a lot of comfort from. As you can see in the short video, my toddler totally relaxes into the movements and you can tell he has a lovely sense of wellbeing and happiness ♡
How does it help?
If your baby or child is feeling fractious, disorganised, unsettled, these yoga inspired movements will help to bring them out of their heads and back ‘in’ to their body, helping them to feel secure, balanced and grounded.
♡ Please consider waiting for your babies 6 week check before practicing baby yoga.
♡ If you have any concerns with your babies hips please clear with your GP before trying these stretches.
Before you start
♡ Please make sure you have waited around 45 minutes after your babies last feed to practice this sequence of movements.
♡ Find a comfortable space on the floor, turn off the TV, your phone and feel free from any distractions.
♡ Feel confident that your baby is happy, well and ready to participate.
Practicing the movements
♡ Make sure that you also feel happy and not stressed! Take a few deep breaths before you start. Shake out your arms and hands. Ask your baby or child if they are ready to try some fun yoga moves to help them feel better.
♡ Bring them close to you so they can see you and feel safe.
♡ Use a sing-song voice with lots of encouragement and praise.
♡ Only take the movements as far as baby wants to. If you come up against resistance, bounce the legs gently saying ‘relax’ and try again. All babies have different flexibility, if at any time they are uncomfortable please stop and try again another day!
Have a go at this lovely little baby yoga sequence and let me know how you get on ♡
I really hope this helps. Please let me know if you have had any success. Good luck!
Love Lucy ♡