As its name suggests, baby yoga is doing yoga with your baby. However, it’s not as intense as regular yoga. A lot of the moves are altered and adapted for babies. So you don’t need to practice yoga or even know anything about yoga to get started with your baby.
Here are the benefits of doing baby yoga:
It helps you bond with your baby
The effect of a parent’s touch to his or her baby has been regarded to be essential in brain and emotional development – especially on a baby’s first year of life. That being said, baby yoga creates moments where babies and parents are touching each other. Besides that, this helps the parent and baby to get to know each other better through active means of communication.
Promotes more and better sleep for baby
In a baby yoga session, babies receive as much physical activity as if they were handled for a few hours. This helps enhance your little one’s sleep. And that’s not all, you will also have more time to yourself when baby sleeps better.
It makes baby (and you) happy
Exercise brings good stress to your body and releases endorphins (aka the happy hormones) that relieves stress and anxiety. So not only does yoga keeps you and your baby fit and healthy, but it also has numerous mental health benefits. While you may think baby yoga is exercise, it makes good play time for baby to laugh and have fun.
It stimulates baby’s nerve and muscle development
Baby yoga encourages babies to move and roll around from an early age. This stimulates your little love’s nerve and muscle development. Moreover, it aids in digestion as well as alleviate wind and colic.
It enhances your brain activity
Yoga and meditation can help parents calm down and relax their minds. It gives them time and space to just be in the moment and to stop worrying about parenthood. By relieving stress and worries, you allow your brain to feel rejuvenated. This helps enhance your brain activity.