Yoga is well known for its relaxation and body strengthening benefits for adults and children. Baby yoga is equally stimulating and offers tremendous health benefits for both caretaker and baby.

Experience has shown that babies love this practice as it allows them to spend time with their care taker in a setting that both can enjoy. It is a fantastic way to support the active bonding process while baby and parent relax or practice together.

Baby’s health improves as it helps to strengthen the muscles and develop physical balance, thus enhancing baby’s motor and neuromuscular development. Gentle yoga techniques massages internal organs which in turn helps relieve any tension. As a result, it improves baby’s digestion and eases the symptoms of colic and constipation. In addition, physical stretching allows baby to breathe more easily and deeply and thus supports the development of baby’s immune system. Some also say that yoga in particular helps to improve baby’s sleep.

baby_yoga.jpgThe care taker benefits greatly too: the deep relaxation process during the yoga session helps new parents to cope with the stresses of early parenthood and to build their confidence in handling their infant. It is important to reduce stress and anxiety about the new arrival in order to promote and maintain a healthy bond between parent and baby. What is more, it is a fantastic way to learn methods of calming the baby.

Baby yoga classes are based on relaxing music and movements and take place in a very friendly setting. Participants are usually very open-minded so it is very likely to find new friends easily.

Baby yoga is extremely enjoyable and relaxing as parent and baby learn so much about themselves and each other. It is a helping hand for a healthy start in life!

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