This is a lovely two minute Baby Yoga Stretch Sequence for you to do with your baby. The mixture of poses and movements to the rhyme and song will bring many benefits!
How does Baby Yoga help?
These poses and movements will help to strengthen and tone your babies little muscles, encourage flexibility and increase circulation and blood flow to the joints. They are great for your babies body awareness and for stimulating your baby mentally as well as physically. The rhymes and songs are brilliant for your babies speech and language development. This time spent together, one to one with that pure uninterrupted focus on your baby is fantastic for strengthening your bond and deepening your attachment. It’s fun for you both and great for your babies self esteem and confidence.
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 enough 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 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. Try the song! They love to hear you singing.
♡ Only take the movements as far as baby wants to. If you come up against resistance, bounce the arms 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 fun with this short 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 ♡