Rumination & Education
Birthlight Baby Yoga Benefits
“How do you do yoga with your baby?!”
“Baby Yoga? What do you do with your babies- stretch them?!”
“What if my baby cries or is asleep during class?”
“I’m not flexible, I won’t be able to do the class”
A few comments that I regularly hear. So what do we do? We sing, stretch, learn breathing techniques, post natal yoga poses to help heal, babies receive the benefit of movement, you get more confident handling your baby, your baby trusts you, you trust yourself. Oh and relaxation – one of the most important things for you as a mother.
You do not need to have done any yoga before and I always give alternatives and options for you if you have had a C-birth, prolapse, episiotomy and any other post natal issues.
- In one short daily session, babies receive as much physical activity as if they were handled for a few hours. It gives parents daily routines to engage constructively with their babies from birth as a foundation for future regular exercise
- Baby Yoga promotes more and better sleep.
- Regular movement promotes a more ‘settled’ behaviour with less extreme ups and downs.
- All the babies bodily systems are stimulated, including the digestive and nervous systems
- It can help babies feel contented between feeds and helps alleviate wind and discomfort.
- Baby Yoga reduces the frustration of babies in the transition of one developmental stage to another while assisting their transitions
- Tactile stimulation has been shown to contribute to the development of the brain and the nervous system.
- Baby yoga helps the parent and baby to get to know each other better through active means of communication that are easy to learn and practice
- New challenges introduced at a pace that babies can absorb and integrate increase their ability to cope positively with new situations
- Active interaction with parents is the foundation for future positive social relations over the early years and beyond
- Joint relaxation is mutually beneficial for parents and babies and enhances non-verbal communication between them. Early birth trauma can be resolved and healed through this loving interaction.
- Classes include gentle post natal yoga for mum including pelvic floor exercises; alleviating tension through feeding & carrying baby; integrating ‘classic’ yoga poses with your baby; enjoying deep relaxation.